Canoes at Moraine Lake

Canoes at Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park – Alberta, Canada. I really wanted to get a beautiful morning reflection at Moraine lake but unfortunately the particular morning I was there was extremely windy and heavily overcast and the reflection didn’t happen. What you see here is a midday composition of canoes on the shoreline. I really need to get back to this area someday because it’s so incredibly beautiful! Moraine Lake is also referred to as "the Valley of the Ten Peaks," which comes from the fact this glacial lake is surrounded by ten peaks, each over 10,000 feet high. The turquoise color of these lakes comes from Rock "Flour." From Wikepedia: "Rock flour, or glacial flour, consists of fine-grained, silt-sized particles of rock, generated by mechanical grinding of bedrock by glacial erosion or by artificial grinding to a similar size. Because the material is very small, it becomes suspended in river water… If the river flows into a glacial lake, the lake may appear turquoise in color as a result." Thanks for the visits and have great week everyone.

Posted by Cole Chase Photography on 2013-01-28 12:51:00

Tagged: , Moraine Lake , Lake Louise , Canada , Alberta, Canada , Canadian Rockies , Banff , Banff National Park , Rock Flour , Turquoise Lake , Valley of the Ten Peaks , Landscape , Canon , T3i

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