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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


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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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  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    This is such a gorgeous capture Teresa. The colors and composition are just perfect!!! A Fave :>)) Leslie

  • It looks like you were just going through Alberta’s group submissions. I just posted it and here is dear Leslie commenting already. Wow, Thank you for the fave sweetie. I’m happy you like it.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    Outstanding capture Teresa.

  • Thank you dear Don. I’m glad you like it. I’m hoping to get some more this year.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaover 3 years ago

    Pi?kny widok! Chcia?abym odwiedzi? kiedy? Kanad?.

  • Dziekuje Dominika. Zwlaszcza nasze Gory Skaliste jest naprawde warto zobaczyc.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 3 years ago

    Whoa!,..stunningly beautiful,..

  • Many thanks John. Apreciate your kind comment.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 3 years ago

    Great composition Teresa. Spectacular


  • Thank you so very much Dave. The area is gorgeous and this lake especially.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    Wow, what a fantastic capture, the colors & details are fabulous, Teresa !

  • Thank you Jan. The lake is so beautiful and I can’t wait to see it again in June and maybe September.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    Congrats on the feature too !

  • Many thanks sweetie.

    – Teresa Zieba

    MIGHTY TEMPLE ...over 3 years ago

    beautiful work !

  • Thank you very much.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • James  Key
    James Keyover 3 years ago

    Great composition. Pin sharp. Love it.
    Cheers Jim

  • Thank you bunches Jim. Glad you like it.

    – Teresa Zieba

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