Equipment used:
Nikon D70s
Sigma 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC
B&W 62mm Circular Polarisation

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Road Map , Terrain , Satellite

© Brendan Schoon, All rights reserved!

Background Information:
Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6183 feet (1884 m). The lake has a surface area of 0.5 km².

The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. However, when it is full, it is a beautiful shade of blue. The lake gets its color from the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.

Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake by Brendan Schoon

Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake by Brendan Schoon

Banff National Park, Moraine Lake
Banff National Park, Moraine Lake by Brendan Schoon

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Lost On a Winter's Day by Brendan Schoon

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Salty Rocks by Brendan Schoon

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I’m mainly a landscape photographer and take my camera with me on every trip. Though I’m still a learner/amateur-photographer I won several challenges and sold many works at several sites to different people all over the world.

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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 6 years ago

    oooooo Brendan … this is soooooo sharp and crisp … I’m feeling a little chilly just looking at it!!! Delicious blues … sooooo serene and clear!!!! LOVE it!!!

  • sunsetgirl
    sunsetgirlabout 6 years ago

    This is beautiful!! I love the color of the still, blue lake!
    That’s neat how the color comes from the rocks at the bottom!

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 6 years ago

    Oh Brendan,this capture is really outstanding! Fabulous work my friend!

  • Audrey French
    Audrey Frenchabout 6 years ago

    This is gorgeous! I love the bright blue colors, very nicely done.

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellabout 6 years ago

    This looks like heaven on earth.. wonderfully captured forever in your picture.

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 6 years ago

    gorgeous .. you are soo lucky to have a nice blue sky that day .. I was just there and all I got were clouds

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellabout 6 years ago

    Really, it looks like you had to hike in to some remote area to get this, you mean there is a road or hotel nearby?

  • Well it was a short hike not to steep! A parking lot at a distance of 300 meters and buses full of people!! If you will visit Moraine Lake someday make sure you’ll make your visit before 11am otherwise it will be very very crowded. Brendan

    – Brendan Schoon

  • Tom Vaughan
    Tom Vaughanabout 6 years ago

    this really sparkles.. nicely done!

  • henrihan
    henrihanabout 6 years ago

    This is a great capture Brendan,Moraine Lake is truly wonderful.Henri

  • SkyFoxFPP
    SkyFoxFPPabout 6 years ago

    A+ – nothing more to say. Whoa!

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