Autumn - Upper Joffre Lake, Joffre Lake Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

Yannik Hay

Gatineau, Canada

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  • 3rd Placement in Landscapes Challenge in group: Wild Nature Photography & Writing on the 2010-03-22.
  • 5th Placement in The Best of Your Canadian Province/Territory, in group: Photographers of Canada
  • 7th Placement in Lakes challenge in Photography Challenge Group on 2012-03-16
  • 7th placement in the To Ten, in O’ Canada challenge in Pacific NorthWest group on the 2010-07-06.
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Steeply rising from Lower Joffre Lake:

High Point: 1600m
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.

Camera: FZ-50
Date 2007-09-09
Location City: British Columbia, Canada
ISO: 100
Lens 7.4 mm
F/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec.
Copyright: Yannik Hay

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