Lower Joffre Lake, Joffre Lake Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada  by Yannik Hay

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  • 8th Placement in the Top Ten in National Parks of the World in Amazing Challenge Entertainment group on the 2010-12-14
  • Featured on the 2010-07-11 in All Parks.
  • Featured on the 2010-04-24 in group: A Wilderness somewhere.
  • Featured on the 2010-04-16 in Canon DSLR group.
  • Featured on the 2010-4-13 in Around the World group.

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.

Location: Lower Joffre Lake, Joffre Lake Provincial Park, Canada.
Date 2008-09-24
Canon 5d
Shutter priority: 1/250
ISO: 400
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 L IS USM@100mm

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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  • John44
    John44almost 5 years ago

    Sis..beautiful picture and reflex . All stands out well on the background.
    (I remember this picture..sticking out tongue.. lol)

  • Thank very much dear bro, It means that this picture meant something to you and I am very happy for it :)
    Thx so much again for the great comment.

    All the best to you and Yol :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • And thx for the fav too :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Orest Macina
    Orest Macinaalmost 5 years ago

    Very peaceful.

  • Thank you very much Orest for your great comment, all the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • John Poon
    John Poonalmost 5 years ago

    Oh what lovely greens and beautiful spot lighting!

  • Many thx John, for the great comment and for the fav!
    All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago


  • Many thanks for your kind visit and words dear Lorilee. Take care.

    – Yannik Hay

  • Kymie
    Kymiealmost 5 years ago

    So very beautiful, wonderful capture :-)

  • Dear Kymie, Thanks so much for the fav – and the great comment! :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallalmost 5 years ago

    so very beautiful, great capture Yan

  • Many thanks for your kind visit and words dear Trish :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful scenery with lovely colours!

  • Many thanks for your kind visit and words dear Kerry :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely moody,peaceful composition.

  • Many thx, I am very pleased that you like it! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • shararat
    shararatalmost 5 years ago

    wht a magical capture with nice frame and reflection……trees on backside looks like a ARMY……MAGNIFICENT shot

  • Dear friend, Thanks so much for the fav – and the great comment! :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Alex Mokrzycki
    Alex Mokrzyckialmost 5 years ago

    beautiful image Yannik, top capture.—cheers Alex

  • Thank you very much, that is very kind of you.

    – Yannik Hay

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