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Moraine Lake Sunrise (Horz) – Banff National Park, Alberta

EXIF Data: f/18, 1.6 sec, 18mm

Usually the best photo opportunities come with some sacrifice. While this location is not far from vehicle access, you won’t catch this light during mid-morning. My brother-in-law and I got up before daylight (and breakfast) and headed up the mountain to catch the early morning light on these peaks. For an extra bonus you can leave someone back at camp to cook for you, so when you arrive later you have a hot breakfast all ready to eat.

Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 m). The lake has a surface area of .5 square kilometers (0.19 sq mi).

The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue. The color is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis. -Wikipedia

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