Viewing: The Canadian Rockies

Moraine Lake

Banff National Park, AB

Moraine Lake by Eric Reynolds - Landscape Photographer

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The Story

This incredible location was one of the most amazing sights I have ever seen. The area is also called the “Valley of the Ten Peaks” referring to the mountains surrounding the glacial lake. It is a very popular place in the Canadian Rockies. The intense blue color of the water is created from “Rock Flour”, which is ground up rock from glacial movements. Along with getting this shot, I was able to hear a distinctive “peek” sound coming from the Pika (rock-dwelling rodents) that lived in the rock pile I was standing on when shooting the scene.

Image Details

Camera: Nikon D300

Lens: Nikkor 14-24 f2.8

ISO: 100

Aperture: 22

Exposure: 1/15 second