Hundreds of thousands of people have taken boat tours on Maligne Lake, one of the most beautiful and world-famous places in Jasper National Park, Alberta,Canada. Watching cameras clicking at a furious rate, I was struck by how very few pointed anywhere except the lake surface and where the boat was heading. Yet all along the route there are wonderful mountain scenes that should never be ignored. I liked this one, which shows the transition from placid lake surface, heavy virgin forests, up through mysterious valleys and little streams to the gradual spread of tree-line, barren rock slopes, and then the crest of the Rocky Mountains with snow capped ridges and a river of ice flowing down between the slopes. As a extra bonus, heavy stormy clouds swept along the crests while rays of sunlight caught parts of the slopes and bathed the lower forest in light.
Sept. 4, 2009, Fuji S100FS camera.
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