Photo: Aerial View Kaministiquia River Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park Ontario

The Kaministiquia River flows along and plunges over a cliff to make the spectacular Kakabeka Falls located in this provincial park of the same name. After squeezing through a gorge, this river then empties into Lake Superior in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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Aerial View Kaministiquia River Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park Ontario
Photo of an aerial view of the Kaministiquia River and Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.
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The Kaministiquia River means 'river with islands' as there are two large islands located at the mouth of the river. However, this aerial viewpoint is located near the end of the river when it plunges over the falls and heads a fews kilometres further towards Lake Superior. Kakabeka Falls is the largest waterfall in the Lake Superior Watershed and stands about 39 metres high. The floodplain that these falls empty out into was created during the last ice age, when a large chunk of ice carved out this area where this water now churns and mists.

The rock face over which the the falls plunge is eroding away slowly as it mostly made up of unstable shale; it is in these rocks that some of the oldest fossils in the world can be found - they are about 1.6 billion years old. Some very sensitive fauna can also be found here, and so due to these fragile flowers and trees and the evidence of extremely old fossils, going into the gorge below the falls is not allowed as any human interaction could disturb the delicate balance of the eco-system.

The Kakabeka Provincial Park was founded in 1955 and is managed by Ontario Parks. It is roughly about 5km in size.

Aerial view of the Kaministiquia River and Kakabeka Falls at the Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

Technical Information for this photo:

I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/3.5, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.

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Aerial View Kaministiquia River Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park Ontario
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Rolf Hicker Photography
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