Canoes on jetty covered in early winter snow, Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada, North America by Gavin Hellier for Stocksy United

Canoes on jetty covered in early winter snow, Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada, North America

Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres (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 kilometres (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 colour is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.

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Uploaded 10 April, 2013
Camera: erica

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