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First View

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 14 October 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

Moraine Lake, Banff
When we reached the top of the Rock Pile we got our first view of amazing Moraine Lake. This is the most beautiful lake I have ever seen!

Yes, it really is that color! Silt is created when rocks underneath the surface of the ice are grinding from the movement of the glacier. The rock flour is very light and stays suspended in the lake water for a long time. The sunlight that reflects off this rock flour is what gives the lakes their spectacular turquoise blue color.

NIKON D5500 1/80 second F/4.5 ISO 400 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I love color of the water and mountains in background

14 Oct 2019 5:07am

Anne from France

Great colors

14 Oct 2019 5:15am

yoshimiparis from France

it's interesting as you explain why the water is of such a color
Thanks for the explanations

14 Oct 2019 5:26am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous view

14 Oct 2019 5:28am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a magical moment this feels to carry . .

14 Oct 2019 6:20am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

c'est très joli

14 Oct 2019 6:52am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


14 Oct 2019 7:07am

Marcel P. from Pays Vert, Belgium

yes, as you say, it is beautiful, thanks.

14 Oct 2019 7:19am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Yes ! it's a wonderful place and view ! I love the color and your framing !

14 Oct 2019 7:31am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderful capture.

14 Oct 2019 8:55am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A beautiful photo and view from the top, nicely framed too.

14 Oct 2019 9:02am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Amazing view !!

14 Oct 2019 9:13am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Quelque chose du "monde originel" dans ce paysage !!

14 Oct 2019 10:14am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Waaauw….what a color...wonderful to see
In Tibet I saw the `same color`

14 Oct 2019 10:25am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A beautiful landscape well captured. 5*

14 Oct 2019 11:13am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

well documented

14 Oct 2019 11:51am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...A wonderful image !

14 Oct 2019 11:57am

Rose from United States

Oh, Barbara, this is so beautiful.

14 Oct 2019 12:39pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous view. Love the color of the lake

14 Oct 2019 12:52pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbe immensité.

14 Oct 2019 2:21pm

Devi from Chennai, India

a lovely view..
an enchanting image here !!!!

14 Oct 2019 3:16pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

This is really a amazing view.
Great picture.

14 Oct 2019 4:37pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ces fins sapins et ce bleu en fond quel décor
Belle soirée

14 Oct 2019 5:41pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Exquisite landscape beauty and a fine shot of it.

14 Oct 2019 6:05pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a gorgeous view you've captured here! Thank you for explaining how the lake gets its color. 5*****

14 Oct 2019 6:23pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !!!!

14 Oct 2019 9:15pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is just stunning! Such an incredible view and the color of that lake is magnificent! 5*

15 Oct 2019 12:51am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

the foreground trees are a beautiful element despite being between the viewer and the lake

15 Oct 2019 1:04am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous image of the lake. The color is amazing. I've seen similar color in Diablo Lake.

15 Oct 2019 6:28pm

1/80 second
ISO 400
24 mm (35mm equiv.)