Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

September 27, 2015 No Comments

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

The Canadian Rockies. Breathtaking, majestic and humbling are a few words that come to mind when thinking about the adventure that my wife, Angel, and I took to Banff National Park.

Sunrise photoshoots, although often difficult to commit to from the comfort of your bed, are never a disappointment. Our headlights lit up the darkness as we navigated a winding road up to Moraine Lake. The air was still, peaceful and surprisingly chilly for August. We found our way to the top of the rock pile that overlooks this magnificent lake, set up our camera and waited for our moment.

As the sun slowly rose , it started to illuminate the rugged mountains that make up the Valley of the Ten Peaks, one by one they began to glow bright with the sun’s fiery rays. And within minutes, the glowing peaks all gave way to the fully risen morning sun.

The contrasting color that occurs from the silt (or rock flour) in the water and the burning sun makes this one of our favorite sunrise spots to date. Breathtaking, majestic and humbling.

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