There’s so much to love about Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It could be the massive mountains, or the beautiful lakes, or the hundreds of glaciers that dot the horizon. Perhaps it’s the trees, the streams, the color of the water ... or even the delicious food and drink in downtown Banff. For me, though, it’s the lakes, with their turquoise blue water in front of the most stunning mountain backdrops.
Moraine Lake instantly became my favorite of the easy-to-get-to lakes. The Canadian rockies have hundreds of lakes like this, but none as “easy” to get to as driving right here. In the winter you have to snowshoe or ski 7 miles in, but in the summer the only battle is finding parking and elbowing other tourists out of the way.
Sammi and I drove straight here, hoping to catch the scene before the sun cast shadows into the scene. We were a smidge too late, but the paddle boarders were out and added a nice little element to this otherwise serene scene!
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8:
14mm, f/11, 1/50 sec, ISO 100
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