During the winter in the Banff National Park, the Upper Falls along the Johnston Creek freezes into an awesome blue wall of ice. The scenic blue ice with its foamy white heads form this still winter waterfall.
Johnston Creek is one of many tributaries of the Bow River and originates from the glacial valleys of Banff National Park. From the glacial valleys, Johnston Creek flows through many gorges and through Johnston Canyon before reaching the Bow River. During the summer months Johnston Creek flows freely over the escarpments to form a waterfall at various stages along it's journey, however come winter the water turns to ice and forms these beautiful scenic blue sheets which cling to the canyon wall and resemble a network of church organ pipes.
The Bow River sits south of Castle Mountain and between the town of Banff and Lake Louise. The Bow Glacier provides the melt water which supplies the Bow River and Bow Lake. Bow Glacier is part of the Wapta Icefield located on the Continental Divide.
Ice formations on the Upper Falls along the Johnston Creek during winter, Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park, Canadian Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada. Banff National Park forms part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/10.0, exposure time of 1/10 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 200mm.
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