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  • 7th placement in the Top ten in the group: All Parks, Challenge: LAKES WITH MOUNTAINS – MEMBERS ONLY on February 2010.
  • Featured on the 2010-05-13 in A Place To Call Home group.

Fog on the mountains.
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, British Columbia.

This is the lower Joffre Lakes envelopped in a thick fog that doesn’t seem to clear any time soon.

Park Info:

Steeply rising from Lower Joffre Lake, the glacier-laden peaks are visible from an easily accessible viewpoint 500 metres from the parking lot. If you carry on, the trail becomes a rough, rocky and steep hike through the Coast Mountain range. Evidence of the park’s glacial history can be found in the U-shaped valleys, glacial silts and lateral moraines. This magnificent area of jagged peaks, icefields, cold rushing streams and turquoise blue lakes was established as a recreation area in 1988 and became a Class A park in 1996.

A highlight of the park is the turquoise blue waters of Lower, Middle and Upper Joffre lakes:

all three of which are located along the trail, and each more stunning than the last.

Their striking, saturated blue colour is caused by “rockflour” – or glacial silt – that is suspended in the water and reflects green and blue wavelengths of sunlight. Joffre Lakes Provincial Park has opportunities for hiking, camping, mountaineering, wildlife viewing, and fishing.

Park Size: 1,460 hectares, ref:

Canon 5D
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: EF 17-40mm f/4L USM@17 mm
ISO: 400
F: 20.0

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • SharonD
    SharonDalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful scene and pano Yan.

  • Hi dear Sharon, I really appreciate you coming by into this photo and tell me your opinion. It is much appreciated. All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • photoclimber
    photoclimberalmost 5 years ago

    Wow! Nicely put together. And great colorful detail.:)

  • Thank you very much for yout visit in this photo and for your great comment. I appreciate it. All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful colours and reflection.

  • Thank you dear Carla for your great comment. All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44almost 5 years ago

    What a beautiful photo! The warm colours & lighting – reflection are excellent! I

  • This you need to come with us next time :) Thx for the great comment.

    – Yannik Hay

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much Polly :)

    – Yannik Hay

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