These draping ice formations can be found during winter on the walls of the Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park at the Upper Falls. This National Park is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. These falls where you can see these draping ice formations if you hike in the winter, are part of a popular hiking trail and if you hike for long enough you can see both the Upper Falls and the Lower Falls.
These ice formations have formed as the water that once flowed freely over the rocks and down in to the valley below, has now frozen and created these sharp icy blue shapes that will thaw as the weather starts to grow warmer. It is well worth a trip up here in the winter, even though the rocks can be slippery and the weather is cold, hikers will make the journey to these falls to see just how beautiful nature can be.
Banff National Park is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site, so that means this area is protected and it is especially important that you leave the site in the same manner in which you found it. These ice formations and the surrounding trees and rocks are beautiful to look at, but it is important that they are not disturbed so that nature can continue to take its course and cycle through the seasons uninterrupted.
Ice formations on the walls of Johnston Canyon at the Upper Falls during winter, 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 70mm.
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