The Kakabeka Falls, which is known as the Niagara of the North, is a waterfall found in Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, near the town of Thunder Bay in Ontario - they are created by the Kaministiquia River. During the time this photo was taken the water levels were much higher than normal and the power of the water coming back up the falls were stronger than usual due to the fact that there was a spring flood, which created a lot more water.
The falls are 40 metres high and is called the 'Niagara of the North' because of its sheer size and the ability of lots of people to get to it and see it, like the Niagara Falls bordering both Canada and the United States.
These falls have been around a long time; some of the fossils that are found around this area are thought to be about 1.6 billion years old. This area is so old because the gorge that the water falls into below was carved out of the rock face by the Precambrian Shield when it receded at the end of the last Ice Age.
The Kakabeka Provincial Park is managed by Ontario Parks and has been since 1955. This means that is it a protected area, where no development can take place and visitors to the park are expected to respect and take care of this natural area and leave it in the condition in which they came to it.
Kakabeka Falls (aka Niagara of the North) along the Kaministiquia River during a spring flood, Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/22.0, exposure time of 1/8 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 16mm.
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