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At the base of the Falls, the Athabaska River has carved out a deep,narrow gorge which can be reached by climbing down 59 steps that wind through layers of rock formations, and then carefully getting around some corners to be able to see into the gorge. The problem is a constant atmosphere of heavy mist, so you have to wait for a gust of wind to come along and clear things up a bit. Have the camera ready and under cover until the right moment, as it doesn’t last long! And don’t fall in, because nobody has survived so far!
Athabaska Falls is in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada, in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Sept. 5, 2009, Fuji S100FS camera

Featured in All Water in Motion
Featured in National Parks of the World
Featured in Photographers of Canada

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Comments

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot, George! Very nicely done!

  • Good morning Mike, thank you! This was one of those shots where you hide the camera and take off your eyeglasses so you can catch the right moment..lol! And then move fast:)

    – George Cousins

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Hi Kathy, and thank you for your kind comment. Much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 4 years ago

    Well done, George !
    A very different look. :)

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsover 4 years ago

    Thanks Stan.. it was quite a wet look as well..lol! But a very interesting place just the same!

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunning. Well done as it sounds as if taking it was not easy.
    xx

  • Hi Anna, and thank you. Well, it wasn’t especially hard, physically, but trying to keep the camera dry and the lens clear..that was a problem :) And the footing is a bit precarious because everything is so wet and slippery.

    – George Cousins

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    congratulations on being featured in the All Water in Motion group

  • Hi Kathy, and very many thanks..greatly appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Hover 4 years ago

    stones are singing here! stunning!

  • Hi Dinni, and thank you very much..I’m glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesover 4 years ago

    Beautifully captured!

  • Many thanks Arla, glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoover 4 years ago

    Wow WOw WOw wonderful, amazing perspective.. so wonderful!!!

  • Hi Lorena, and thanks very much..I’m glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthover 4 years ago

    breathtaking shot George

  • Hello Larry..thanks for stopping by, and much appreciate your comment!

    – George Cousins

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