October 26, 2014

Lake Effect

Photograph by Ben Leshchinsky

Canoers paddle the opaque surface of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada’s Banff National Park. Ben Leshchinsky captured the “disorienting” photo from a cliff overlooking the lake. “Even boulders the size of large cars seemed like pebbles from a high vantage point,” he writes.

This photo was submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest.


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23 comments
Shannon T
Shannon T

I suppose the color is natural since it's a national park. I'm just so glad it's not because of pollution because there have been a lot of amazing photos lately that are of environmental issues. Well done.

james wray
james wray

a picture that truly shows the beauty of that province.

love the color contrast between the water and the rocks. 

Bartuś Pierściński
Bartuś Pierściński

i kinda dont belive that photoshop wasnt used here, for me you can never shoot ideal photoghaphies, NEVER

John Reyesvilla Méndez
John Reyesvilla Méndez

Parece una imagen de una membrana, obtenida por congelación y fractura y vista con microscopio electrónico.

TOM MARTIN
TOM MARTIN

I love it.  Were it not for the canoe, you'd think you were looking at a puddle in some coal yard.

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

This would appear to be up side down if not for the boat.

Fernando Jimenez
Fernando Jimenez

Like a surreal image, has two identities. One is vast and the other is minimal, beautiful.

Les Howarth
Les Howarth

@Dan Prosser @Bartuś Pierściński I live 2 hours drive from Lake Louise...I've been there many times over 35 years...That is not photo shop. The mineral content in the water and the sun light cause the waters colors to change like that.

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