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Moraine Lake by George Cousins

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Moraine Lake is a glacial lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.Situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, five of which can be seen in this shot, the Lake is at the end of a road which runs up from the village of Lake Louise. One of the most interesting sights, personally, was the collection of logs and debris from fallen trees, which one usually sees on the shores of an ocean, not thousands of feet up in the midst of the Rocky Mountains.

Sept. 9, 2009
Fuji S100FS

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  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    oh my this is a lovely capture George. Our oldest has been here and loved it totally . He and his wife were extolling it’s virtues for days. We are going to have to visit it for sure! A Fave! :>)) Leslie

  • Many thanks Leslie, and also for the fave! Are you coming to the Meet N Greet in June? You could easily take a run up to Moraine and Lake Louise from Canmore. The scenery in between is even more spectacular.

    – George Cousins

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Excellent shot!

  • Thanks very much James, really appreciate hearing from you!

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a gorgeous view, George. A simply marvellous capture!

  • Hi Mike, many thanks, it’s a pretty magical place to see and I’m glad you liked it.

    – George Cousins

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Wonderful picture, George!

  • Many thanks David, appreciated, as always!

    – George Cousins

  • Sandy Dunn
    Sandy Dunnover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks Sandy, glad you liked it :)

    – George Cousins

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture George! Love this scenery!:)..Mary

  • Hi Mary, always good to hear from you, and thanks for the kind words :)

    – George Cousins

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    Wow, that’s something I may never see for myself, thank you for sharing this!

  • Hello Vivian, and thanks for dropping by, but never say never! I first saw a picture of this place about 60 years before I actually got there in! This can be your picture to use as a goal, the mountains and the lake will still be there when you’re ready!

    – George Cousins

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 3 years ago

    An amazing scene wonderfully well photographed George. There’s so much going on here, from the clouds swirling around the peaks, to the foreground logs and to the people walking around right centre. I spend quite a few minutes looking at this because the likes of it are just not here for us in Aus.
    Great stuff old mate.

  • Hi Peter, I’m so glad you took the time to really study it,because you’re quite right..there’s a lot of little things that you don’t see in a quick glance. I’ve found so many of my pics from the mountains have that same characteristic..lots of little details that really help make up the whole. I’ve always been an ocean and seashore fanatic, like you, but the mountains have taken hold and the grip is mighty! If all goes well, we’ll be going back around the end of June.
    Keep well my friend, we’ve got some more roads to tread !!

    – George Cousins

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful!

  • Hi Wanda, so good to hear from you again. Many thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed the shot :)

    – George Cousins

  • EvaLarsen
    EvaLarsenover 3 years ago

    What a great capture, beautiful and impressive landscape.

  • Thanks Eva, you’re very kind.. perhaps this looks somewhat like places you know in Norway.

    – George Cousins

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