A beautiful view of a mountain range, lake, and wilderness scenery is from Kennedy Lake in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. As the sun sets on yet another day, the grasses, plants and trees along the lake edge look as if they are on fire with the vibrant colors of red, orange and gold. The mountains in the background also have a pink haze to them as the sun dips behind them and the night begins to set in. As the water is so still and perfect it almost looks like a sheet of glass lying underneath the land, but the slight ripple reminds you that you are actually looking at a gorgeous fresh water lake during sunset.
Kennedy Lake is in an area that is known as a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which means that the First Nations groups that have access to this land can use this area and the area around it in a sustainable way. The Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is a designated place on Vancouver Island that can be used for sustainable land use practices, and while some areas are not allowed to be touched, Kennedy Lake is part of the area that can be, as long as what is taken out of the land is also put back in.
Kennedy Lake is also the largest body of fresh water on Vancouver Island and is a popular place for visitors on day trips, as camping is not permitted in this area. It is a protected lake however as it is an important area for salmon, sockeye and some trout spawning. Kennedy Lake also forms part of the ancestral lands for the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations group who reside on Vancouver Island.
Late afternoon scenery of Kennedy Lake a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/22.0, exposure time of 13/10 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 110mm.
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