This snow covered waterfall is just one beautiful location of outstanding scenery captured in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada. The temperature is very cold because snow has fallen on the ground and stayed there, but is not so cold that the water in the waterfall has frozen as it is still running freely over the rocks.
Waterton Lakes National Park is open year-round and many visitors will come back in the winter, even if they have been there in the summer, as land and scenery that is covered with ice and snow looks completely different than it does in the summer. For some visitors, winter makes natural scenery such as this waterfall look more beautiful and as long as people wrap up warm, Waterton Lakes National Park can be an adventure in the winter.
This park is unique because it combines some of the most diverse geology in the world as many different ecosystems can all be found here. Due to this diversity the park is not only a national protected park, but is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, meaning that this area is important to the heritage of the world and needs to remain that way. Being a biosphere reserve, Waterton Lakes National Park is a place people can come to for interdisciplinary research and conservation development.
Snow and ice fringed waterfall along the Akamina Parkway in Waterton Lakes National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site & Biosphere Reserve), Alberta, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/29.0, exposure time of 32/10 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.
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