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Photographer's Note

Another shot from Moraine Lake, in Banff National Park. The lake has a huge pile of rocks at one end, which was originally thought to be a moraine, left by a glacier. Now they believe it is actually a rockslide that came down the mountain, so I guess the lake is mis-named. This was taken just after dawn, near the longest day of the year, so the angle of the sunlight coming in to the valley is a bit unusual. Normally the sun is more behind the mountains, making it difficult to get a shot with the mountains lit nicely. The beautiful blue/green colour of the lake is natural, a result of rock dust in the water, and the rock dust comes from glaciers grinding the rocks down. This view is one of the icons of Canada, so famous that it used to be printed on the Canadian $20 bill.

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