Crowfoot Glacier is just another of those sites in Banff National Park that make you stop and suck in your breath in anticipation and awe at what is in front of you at that moment. As with other amazing sites in Banff, Crowfoot Glacier is among the sites that people come from miles around to see because in our ever increasing climate, these sites may not be around forever and to observe them in their natural state is truly a treat.
Due to climate change and the changing world around us, Crowfoot Glacier is not the same as it was when the early explorers first discovered it and named it. One side of the glacier is now completely gone and unless there is another ice age it is unlikely that it can ever come back. However, it is still a very large glacier and one that is both beautiful and dangerous (it's not advisable to go climbing on the glacier for example).
This view of Crowfoot Glacier is from the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park, which is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. Icefields Parkway however, is actually Highway 93 in Alberta and is a scenic drive as you get to see amazing views like this from the comfort of your own vehicle. It goes through Banff National Park and Jasper National Park so it shows you some of the best that this region of Canada has to offer. It can get very busy in the summer months, but if you travel it in the winter months you get to see Crowfoot Glacier in all its winter glory.
Crowfoot Glacier seen from along the Icefields Parkway, 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/14.0, exposure time of 1/8 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 80mm.
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