Featured in Canadian Rocky Mountains – June 13, 2011
Featured in MOUNTAINS ACROSS the GLOBE – May 10, 2011
Featured in A love of CANON – May 7, 2011
Featured in A Wilderness somewhere – May 6, 2011
Featured in Disability and Beauty – May 6, 2011
Featured in Your Country’s Best – May 5, 2011
Featured in The World As We See It, or as we
missed it – May 5, 2011
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 m). The lake has a surface area of .5 square kilometres (0.19 sq mi).
The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue. The color is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.
The area around the lake has several walking/hiking trails which are, from time to time, restricted because of grizzly bear activity.
The scene here is shown on the back of the Canadian $20 bill.
Canon XT with Sigma 10-20 mm lens, f/8, 1/200sec, ISO-200, 13mm focal length