Moraine Lake in Canada
Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 1,884 metres. The lake has a surface area of 50 hectares. The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinctive shade of azure blue.Source: Wikipedia
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- This is Mount Fay, one of the ten peaks surrounding the spectacular Lake Moraine in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This was my first time there and won’t be my last! Any Canadian old enough to remember $20 bills issued in the 60s/70s will recognize this mountain range, which was printed on the back of the bill. While most people take extremely wide angle shots at this location to capture the lake and all the peaks, I found this one peak interesting enough to narrow in on. I love all the little details in the rock and the ridges of snow.
- I have NEVER seen this blue in my life. It was the most surreal thing, like the colour of Gatorade, a thirst quencher which I was longing for after quite the hike to reach this point. All I could do was look up in awe and wonder at the mesmorizing panorama of mountains that surrounded us for miles.
- When you go to Moraine Lake (or a few of the other popular lakes in Banff) you'll often see chipmunks scurrying around where you're standing/sitting. Be careful when you put your food down next to you, I saw a group steal someones chocolate bar at Lake Agnes haha!
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- When we arrived at Lake Louise for our first adventure in Canada’s Banff National Park, we were stunned by its beautiful color and the craggy mountains it was nestled between. As we hiked up for increasingly stunning views, we were able to catch glimpses of the lake. This shot shows Mirror Lake (foreground) and Lake Louise (background).
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- First trip to the nature of Canada. i’m from Europe so this is pretty special for me especially at the age of 18. Even saw some bears, Canada has some really incredible nature. The nature wasn’t perfect but it made my photos look moody and i like that a lot. This was the first holiday i went on where i was into photography so it was amazing to explore the nature as well as the functions and every detail about my camera.
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- We started hiking the Iceline trail with every intention of finishing it, but the weather had other plans. Rain, hails, snow - the further we hiked along the exposed and rugged trail, the more unpredictable the weather got. So we decided to turn back and cut off the trail to head to Yoho Lake instead. Taking cover under the massive pine trees, the rain slowly tapered off until it stopped all together leaving the lake with a glasslike surface that allowed not only for reflections of the trees and mountain, but all of our thoughts as well. “Model” - @dannykashh
- I live in Alberta, Canada and Banff is a fairly close drive that takes about an hour from where I live. Banff is one of my favorite places to take photos since I go on many hikes in the area. This image of the mountain with the forest in front was on of those hikes during the summer.
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- We were driving through Canmore, Alberta, on our way to Banff National Park. I was overwhelmed by the number of mountains surrounding us; it was the first time I had seen such natural gigantism right in front of me. With the clouds being scattered here and there, and speeding down a high way, it was very difficult to capture the beauty I was seeing with my own eyes through my camera. But as the clouds broke apart over, one particular mountain’s rocky slope and dense tree-covering were illuminated, and I knew that this was the mountain that was worth a quick stop.
- After an intense 4 hour Hike up to Wedgemount Lake, climbing and descending 2400m in only 14 km our legs were completely destroyed. We came across this beautiful lake after the hike and we couldn’t have passed up the opportunity to take some great photos at golden hour. With the trees showing the warm fall colours and the contrast of the blues made for such a calming and beautiful scene