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.
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24 mm (35mm equiv.)