July 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Picture of the Day: A Break in the Clouds

by twistedsifter




break in the clouds as two people in canoe see a spec of sun hiting the victoria glacier above a glacial lake in lake louise banff alberta canada


In this fabulous capture by Jeffrey Pang, we see two canoers paddling through Lake Louise as a break in the clouds reveals the majestic Victoria Glacier in the background. Lake Louise is a glacial lake located in Banff National Park in the province of Alberta, Canada.

Like many of the lakes in the Rockies, the water is either deep green or blue. This is caused by fine sediments called “rock flour” floating in the water. Rock flour is fine powdery rock that has been crushed and ground by a glacier. In this case, Lake Louise is fed by the glacial runoff from the Victoria Glacier.