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Banff: Morraine Lake. Photo of the Week #4

October 29, 2009

IMG_0316focal length: 36mm, aperture: f/8, shutter: 1/125 sec.

Morraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Elevation: 6,183¬†feet. The amazing color of the lake is due to refraction of light by “rock flour.” As the glacier grinds the mountains, finely powdered rock is washed into the lake and suspended in the water.

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