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It’s been photographed countless times, and is recognized all over the world. But I had to take my own personal version of Spirit Island! The little island is at the south-west end of Maligne Lake, in Jasper National Park, Alberta,Canada.The turquoise waters indicate the lake is glacier fed, and the ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains surround it on all sides.

Sept. 4, 2009, Fuji S100FS camera.

647 views Aug. 22, 2011

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  • Merrilyn Hunt
    Merrilyn Huntabout 5 years ago

    It’s still a stunning image, no matter how many times it’s been shot, George!

  • Hi Merrilyn, and thanks very much for stopping by. I first saw a picture of Lake Maligne when I was about 10 years old and I finally got there when I was 78! You can’t rush these things! But it was worth the wait:)

    – George Cousins

  • GavinJHawley
    GavinJHawleyabout 5 years ago

    A stunning shot of a stunning location. Nice work George.

  • Many thanks Gavin, it really is one of those places that you just have to stop and stare, and be thankful you managed to see it in person. So glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Merrilyn Hunt
    Merrilyn Huntabout 5 years ago

    I agree you can’t rush these things, George. I’m Australian and have not yet visited Ayers Rock (Uluru). It’s on my To Do list! (As is more of Canada!!)

  • Andrew Ness - www.nessphotography.com
    Andrew Ness - ...about 5 years ago

    Stunning capture with brilliant colours.

  • Thanks Andrew, that was a day with every possible combination of sky-scapes, but the sun was just right by the time I got to that place. Waited so many years and worth every minute of it!

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 5 years ago

    Another place on the now very lengthy “must visit” list, George. Absolutley beautiful shot!

  • Well it took me about 68 years to get there, so there’s always hope..LOL! It’s an amazing place, allocate at least a full day:)

    – George Cousins

  • Kymie
    Kymieabout 5 years ago

    Just gorgeous, such beauty and colour – perfection :-)

  • Thank you Kymie, I’m very glad you liked it:)

    – George Cousins

  • Camilla Wall
    Camilla Wallabout 5 years ago

  • Many thanks indeed Camilla, I’m delighted you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature George…a remarkable image , most worthy of feature for sure.

  • Hi Larry..thanks very much.. it was the end of a life-long dream, and everything that I hoped it would be..and then some!

    – George Cousins

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieabout 5 years ago

    congradulations on your feature

  • Many thanks, and much appreciated. Also, congratulations to you on those beautiful features on your profile page!

    – George Cousins

  • James Ingham
    James Inghamabout 5 years ago

    So beautiful George !!! Looks like a great spot, Congrats.

  • Hi James, thanks very much..the Rocky mtn. parks are a great place to visit, and I think Maligne Lake is my favourite.

    – George Cousins

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