Mount Chephren stands tall and proud in front of Waterfowl Lake during winter in this picture taken from the viewpoint of the lake. As no tracks can be seen in the snow and it looks undisturbed, there has just been a fresh snowfall and it makes it look like a perfect winter landscape. Mount Chephren and Waterfowl Lake are located along the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park, which is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain range in Alberta Canada. This area is protected as it is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mount Chephren stands 307 metres or 10850 feet high and is an attractive mountain for any climbers wanting to take on a challenge. However it is considered a very difficult climb and should only be attempted by those with experience or professionals. Due to its sheer size and shape it used to be called the Pyramid Mountain, but when it was discovered that an almost identical mountain was named so in Jasper National Park, it was renamed Mount Chephren after the Pharaoh Khafra.
Banff National Park is known all over the world as a place of natural beauty with also some of the best skiing and winter sports available. As can be seen in this picture of Waterfowl Lake it has a lot of wide open space perfect for activities such as snowshoeing or cross country skiing or for just playing in the freshly fallen snow. Climbing Mount Chephren could also be attempted any time of year by anyone brave enough!
Winter landscape with Mount Chephren (3307 metres/10850 feet) and Waterfowl Lake after fresh snowfall, 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/18.0, exposure time of 1/15 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 25mm.
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