Upper Joffre Lake - British Columbia by Yannik Hay

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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park.
My favourite lake, and a strenuous hike to climb up there but what a reward it is.
The Matier glacier has receded since I was there 5 years ago.

High Point: 1600m
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. ref: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpg...

Location: Upper Joffre Lake, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada
Date: 2012-09-13
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO: 200
Shutter : 1/230 sec
Aperture Priority: F/8
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM@28mm
Lightroom 3
Photoshop CS5 32 bits for Mac – Camera Raw 7

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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  • Jane Brack
    Jane Brackabout 2 years ago

    Oh my! Those blues are amazing! Gorgeous image, Yannik!

  • Thank you very much Jane for the compliment. The special colour of blue comes from the rock flour of the melting glacier and there was no clouds in the sky. A beautiful day for hiking :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 2 years ago

    this is gorgeous Yannik, my husband would just love to do the hike, where is it located

  • He will sure love to do the hike. Tell hime to start early in the morning and to bring water and some snacks. I need a lot to do the climbing lol!
    Tank you very much for the great comment :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 2 years ago

    never mind hon I see it in your description lower

  • Good :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • julie08
    julie08about 2 years ago

    Stunning :)

  • Thank you very much for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you very much Ann :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature Kathy! This is such an honour :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • peaky40
    peaky40about 2 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Yannik!

  • Thank you very much for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 2 years ago

    I can see why it is your favourite lake !..beautiful work Yannik – Love it xx

  • Thank you very much for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Yannik!

  • Thank you very much for the compliment Arfan. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 2 years ago

    WOW!!! stunning capture and scene Yannik, just breath taking.

    Cheers Jude xx

  • Thank you very much for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

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