Sunrise at Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks

I saw this wonderful time-lapse documentary on the Canadian Rockies today and so I had to look back in the Banff archives. Sure enough I found this wonderful sunrise image from Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks in Banff National Park.  The glacial silt creates the most amazing turquoise blue water and the lake is such an amazing sight at sunrise at the alpen-glow hits the top of the mountain peaks.  It’s a magical place and on my list to visit again very soon.

Sunrise at Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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Capture Notes:

Here’s the amazing documentary on the Canadian Rockies called Mountains in Motion by Upthink Lab.

Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies from The Upthink Lab on Vimeo.

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  • One of my favorite places on earth Rick and you have done it justice. I need to get back there again too. It’s been 6 years since my last visit.

  • This place has been on my list of “must-sees” for quite some time, and you just made my desire to visit even stronger. From the wonderful changes in light to the beautiful colors, this is a stunning image. Love it.

  • Man, I am so in love with the Rockies and their gorgeous views.

  • This shot has just moved this area quite a few places up my “Must Visit” list. Great shot, Rick.

  • Mesmerizing man! This is awesome.

  • Awesome shot Rick! I have got to get back to the Rockies again someday!

  • One of my favorite, favorite places in the whole world! LOVELY shot here, Rick, you’ve taken this one outta the park!

  • I love this spot. I visited there in 2007 and it snowed like mad in early September. The colors will blow your mind. Great shot.