Garibaldi Lake, British Columbia

June 26, 2014


Photographer: Calvin Owen Jones; Calvin's Web site; Calvin's Facebook page
Summary AuthorsCalvin Owen Jones; Jim Foster

The photo above showing Garibaldi Lake in British Columbia, Canada, was taken a little before sunset in late June of 2013. This alpine lake covers about 4 sq. mi (10 sq. km) and is 800 ft (240 m) deep in places. It took shape some 9,000 years ago when ancient lava flows from Mount Price and Clinker Peak, to the south, formed a barrier impounding snowmelt runoff, melting glacier ice and rainfall. Because of the elevation of the Rocky Mountains here (many peaks surpass 6,000 ft or 1,830 m) and the heavy snows that fall during the long cold season, snow cover didn't melt off some of the higher hiking trails until early July, in spite of the high Sun angle. The lake itself lies at approximately 4,900 ft (1,500 m).

Photo details: Camera Maker: NIKON; Camera Model: COOLPIX P510; Focal Length: 4.3mm (35mm equivalent: 24mm); Aperture: f/3.0; Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125); ISO equiv: 100; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows.