916 views/20 faves…25 January 2012
Location: Taken just before dusk at Sunset Beach just south of Grand Beach on Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. The island in the distance is called Bird Island…Looking due north, to the left where the water meets the sky, is approximately 416 km (258 mi) to the distant shore.
Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 55mm Lens, Aperture exp 13.0, Shutter speed 1/400, ISO 200
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Lake Winnipeg is a very large (24,514 square kilometers (9,465 sq mi)) lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, about 55 kilometres (34 mi) north of the city of Winnipeg. It is the largest lake within the borders of southern Canada, and it is part of the most undeveloped and pristine large watershed of southern Canada.
It is the sixth-largest freshwater lake in Canada, but it is relatively shallow (mean depth of 12 m (39 ft), excluding a narrow 36 m (118 ft) deep channel between the northern and southern basins. It is the eleventh-largest freshwater lake on Earth. The east side of the lake has pristine boreal forests and rivers that are being promoted as a potential United Nations World Heritage Park. The lake is elongated in shape and looking to the left here, is 416 km (258 mi) from north to south, with remote sandy beaches, large limestone cliffs, and many bat caves in some areas. Manitoba Hydro uses the lake as one of the largest reservoirs in the world. There are many islands in the lake and most are undeveloped and pristine