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Located in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Canon XSI with 18-55mm lens, f/5.6, 1/400sec, ISO-200, 23mm focal length.

Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park is just 23 metres high. However, it is not known for its height. Instead it is known for the force of the falling water due to the quantity of water flowing which are questionable. Even on a cold morning in the fall, copious amounts of water flow over the falls. A layer of hard quartzite has allowed these falls to cut into the softer limestone below carving the short gorge and a number of potholes. White water rafting often starts below the falls to travel downstream on the Athabasca River to Jasper, Alberta.

It is a class 5 waterfall, with a drop of 80 ft (24 m) and a width of 60 ft (18 m).

Kerkeslin Mountain in the background is the highest mountain in Maligne Range (almost 3000m) and often used as photographic backdrop for the falls.


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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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  • andy551
    andy551about 4 years ago

    Perfect capture, a great photographer is at the right place the right time!!

  • Thank you very much Andy.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Stormygirl
    Stormygirlabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic image:)

  • Thank you so very much Stormygirl.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praagabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunning…..Beautifully captured!

  • Thank you very much Gene.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 4 years ago

    Wow, That is gorgeous!

  • Many thanks Kay. It is a gorgeous place.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 4 years ago

    Awesome image Teresa. DId you get this capture when on this last vacation? This shot alone is worth the trip if you were taking it to get some pictures. Well done my friend. Barb

  • Yes, this one I took on my way back from Jasper to Banff. I had a bit better weather. Thank you Barb for your lovely comment.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    Beautiufl!! I love the low clouds against the mountains. Did you go white water rafting!!

  • Thank you Ciana. No, the ankle I broke last year is still bothering me and on bad days I have to use a cane so white water rafting is not for me right now. Yet!!!!

    – Teresa Zieba

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    Isnt soaking your ankle good for it?? See good reason to go rafting!! I do hope you soon get to go!

  • I soaked it in icy cold waters of Moose Lake in BC. Had it frozen solid for hours, lol!!!

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Margaret Metcalfe
    Margaret Metcalfeabout 4 years ago

    beautiful capture!

  • Thank you so very much.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous and beautiful image !

  • Thank you so very much Carlos.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 4 years ago

    Lovely POV Teresa.

  • Thanks a lot Al.

    – Teresa Zieba

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