Monday, 14 September 2009

Canada: the Icefields Parkway

After a hectic weekend birding (twitching up for the Lincs King Eider on Saturday, and then largely seawatching on Sunday - see JL's excellent account of a cracking day), I'm too tired to write very much here. Fortunately, the following pictures from the Banff-Jasper highway (AKA the Icefields Parkway) in the Canadian Rockies tell a much more impressive story than I ever could. In summary - go there, you won't regret it!

 
 Athabasca Falls
 
The lower reaches of the Athabasca Glacier, which feeds the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans.
  
  
  
All the rivers fed by glaciers were flowing a peculiar milky white colour in August
  
A real hardship to drive 240km of road like this...
  
Maligne Canyon
  
  
  
  
 The river just above Sunwapta Falls
 
 And, appropriately for the last photo, one of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen.

1 comment:

JONATHAN LETHBRIDGE said...

The Sunset shot is SUPERB! Get it printed and frame it!!