Tag Archives: Canada

Lake and Glacier

Berg Lake @ Mount Robson Provincial Park (Canada)

The Berg Lake is near the top of Mount Robson, which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. It is fed by the Berg Glacier.

We camped on the shore and this is the pre-dawn view from our doorstep, literally.

Flowing Through

Floe Lake Trail @ Kootenay National Park (Canada)

Hilltops

Yoho National Park (Canada)

Near-far composition. The eagle-eyes may spot the chipmunk at its own hilltop. I thought it is like a hidden gem in the photo.

Maid of the Mist

Niagara Falls

Lone Mountain Goat

Lone mountain goat

I do not own a telephoto lens and this is as close as I could get.

Barren

Kootenay National Park (Canada)

I did not expect to see this when hiking into the backcountry of Kootenay National Park. The landscape was barren and scars of a massive forest fire could be seen everywhere. I later read that a lightning strike in 2003 has sparked the sprawling blaze, which lasted for weeks and destroyed 17,000 hectares of forest in the park. It is still recovering.

The charred trees in black, the fallen trees in white, and their irregular crisscross patterns are ideal for monochrome photography. I tried to capture the mood which I could not explain in words.

Trees and Mountains

Lake O’Hara @ Yoho National Park (Canada)

Lake O’Hara is one of the premiere destinations in the Canadian Rockies. Due to its fragile environment, Parks Canada controls the number of people having access to the area and reservations are required months in advance. We finally got a reservation booked after multiple attempts over a few years.

Bow River

Bow River @ Banff National Park (Canada)

It was a pity that wildfire smoke near Banff National Park made it hard for us to take in the sights. Thick smoke has blanketed the region and we were greeted with hazy skies. Not ideal condition for hiking or photography, but I managed to get a shot which I really like. Thanks to the setting sun that briefly lit up the river and some trees.

My Spider Collection

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Maman @ Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

I have collected 3 spiders so far. There are 4 more out there … in Qatar, South Korea, UK and USA.

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Maman @ Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain

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Maman @ National Gallery of Canada, Canada

Camping Under The Stars

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Charleston Lake Provincial Park @ Ontario (Canada)