Patricia Lake, Jasper NP by Teresa Zieba

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Patricia Lake is a lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada, near the town of Jasper.

Photographed in July 2010
Canon XSI, Sigma wide angle 10-20mm lens, polarizing and ND filters, f/6.3, 1/320sec, ISO-200, 14mm focal length

If you’re looking for a beautiful day trip out of the town of Jasper, head to the Pyramid Lake area of Jasper National Park.
You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views, mountain wildlife and more Canadian Rockies fresh air than you can handle.
The great Canadian glaciers carved the valleys that the Athabasca River flows in today. The Pyramid Bench was created in the same way, leaving 20 small lakes behind.
Just climb Pyramid Lake Road, meandering through a huge fir forest (some trees up to a meter in diameter!).
Further along the road, you’ll find Patricia Lake which besides being gorgeous has also a unique history.
During World War II, the site was home to Winston Churhill’s “Project Habbakuk.” The project consisted of building an unsinkable battleship made completely of ice. A scale model prototype was built and managed to stay afloat during the whole summer of 1943.
The project was eventually abandoned when the calculations for the full ship were made. The astronomical cost of refrigeration sunk the ship. Divers routinely explore the bottom of the lake to marvel at the remains of this unique structure

I’m married to a wonderful man for over 35 years. I have one daughter and one grandson. I live in Winnipeg, Canada. Photography is my passion as is travelling. I do both whenever I can.

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  • GenuineDragon
    GenuineDragonover 4 years ago

    Nicely done my friend…this is gorgeous work !!!

  • Thank you Wojtek. I truly appreciate your kind comment.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 4 years ago

    Very lovely,…..Just beautiful,…

  • It’ s a gorgeous area with stunning vistas everywhere. Thank you John.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Excellent work Teresa, love the reflections, and a very interesting read as well….inst fave!!!

  • Thank you my friend. It’s such a gorgeous scenery.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Teresa……looks fantastic. Wonderful capture !!

  • Thank you so much Sean.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Well captured Teresa. What a beautiful place. Barb

  • Thanks a lot Barb. It is a beautiful area, I agree.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Ann J. Sagel
    Ann J. Sagelover 4 years ago

  • Wow, thank you very much for featuring my work Ann. I’m delighted.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • zumi
    zumiover 4 years ago

    beauty. congrats on feature.

  • Thank you so very much.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • EchoNorth
    EchoNorthover 4 years ago

    Lovely, Teresa!

  • Thank you, much appreciate your comment.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Paul Gibbons
    Paul Gibbonsover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous view and expertly captured, well done.

  • Many thanks Paul. I’m glad you like it.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    now this is heaven hon, I remember how beautiful that day was. Congratulations on your feature, well deserved. I love the depth of colors and reflections, hugs

  • Thank you my sweet friend. It was a really beautiful day.

    – Teresa Zieba

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