Resting Place

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. Resting Place A window into the Canadian Rockies circle of life. A bighorn sheep high on Pilot Mountain. Copper and Castle Mountains form the backdrop. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. This image is available as a print. f/11.0, 1/60, ISO 200, 17.0 mm.

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Cosmic Convergence

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. Cosmic Convergence Sometimes it all comes together: the stars above, the glow of the aurora, the reflection on placid waters, the moonlit peaks… A scene from a special night at Lake Minnewanka (last Friday). This page is available as a print. f/4.0, 10 or…

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Daily Photo – Alpine Rewards

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. Alpine Rewards A shot taken on Lyell 1, in the coldest August temperature one is likely to find anywhere in the Rockies! However clear skies high up offer many rewards to the mountaineer, such as rising above the clouds and witnessing the sky go…

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Daily Photo – Door of Dreams

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. Door of Dreams Although I like to look at this shot and think it is straight from Monsters Inc., or that the door opens onto a different era or a warm fireplace, the truth is it is simply the Lyell Hut outhouse… One can…

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Diadem Icefall

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. Diadem Icefall The morning alpenglow hits the impressive icefall that clings to Diadem Peak in this photo taken during a recent ascent. Other giants of the Columbia Icefield can be seen in the background (L-R Andromeda, Cromwell, Stutfield East, Engelhard, Stutfield North, Woolley). A…

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Lake Louise’s First Climb

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. Lake Louise’s First Climb The Lake Louise area was for a long time a hotspot of mountaineering in Canada. One of the early climbers was Samuel Allen, who in 1893 made its way to the top of the first mountain ascended in the immediate…

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Summer at Skoki

This image is best viewed large – please click on it! Summer at Skoki Few parts of the Canadian Rockies can match the beauty of Skoki in the summer. Here is a look at Redoubt Mountain and Hidden Lake from Mount Richardson. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. f/6.7, 1/90, ISO 250, 32.0 mm. This image…

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"Frozen Ocean of Rock"

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. Frozen Ocean of Rock… Poet Earle Birney described it best in “David”. The Rockies’ Front Ranges as seen from the summit of Ptarmigan Peak. The summits of Mount Rundle are visible in the far left. f/11.0, 1/90, ISO 250, 280.0 mm. This image is…

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