Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far

Lake Louise, Banff National ParkLake Louise, Canadian RockiesI think the beauty of Lake Louise is truly spectacular and left me awe-struck. I took these photos in late August, on a grey, misty, rainy morning during a trip to Banff National Park, Alberta Canada.    Lake Louise is a glacial mountain lake in the park.  According to the guide books, the turquoise colour of the lake comes from the rock flour that is eroded from the mountains by the glaciers and carried into the lake.  The rock flour is so fine that it is suspended in the water, creating the blue-green colour of the water. The colour becomes more turquoise depending on the light and weather.

I thought these photos captured this week’s photo challenge theme near and far.  If you look closely at the first photo, you can almost make out a canoe in the distance.

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8 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far

  1. I love Lake Louise – was just there a few weeks ago, probably about the same time as when this was taken…but on a sunny day. The last time we were there, my pictures looked just like this, so when I saw this in the weekly photo challenge tags, I just had to come see it. Great shot!! Moraine Lake is as beautiful as this – did you get shots of it too?

    • Thanks for stopping by. I did get some shots of Moraine Lake but my imagination was captured by Lake Louise. Stopped by your blog – great idea! Look forward to perusing it further. 😊

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