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Maligne Lake on a Cloudy Day

It was a dark and cloudy day…snicker, snicker. Couldn’t resist starting this way, though it is not recommended in writing class.There was a deer beside the parking lot at Maligne Lake that I took a photo of with my long lens, then a line-up of tourists followed it from about 20 feet away.

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Also a Grey Jay stopped by, begging.They are not nick-named “camp robbers” for nothing.

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This is a no-no. C’mon, people, the garbage can is only a few feet away, and this is grizzly bear country. If you want to visit the National Parks show some respect.That includes slowing down to the posted speed on the highways.

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It was very overcast and the tour had closed a week earlier.The usual blue lake was grey so I decided to shoot some close-ups.

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I mentioned the tour, and I would recommend the boat tour. It was expensive when I went, but i felt it was worth every penny. As you get closer to  the iconic Spirit Island some 2o kilometers down the lake , the water turns a deeper turquoise and is stunningly beautiful and sadly,  this isn’t one of my better shots.

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15 responses

  1. I feel as if I have been there!

    November 2, 2015 at 1:01 pm

  2. What a lovely collection of mountain shots you’ve got here. It must be heaven to live so close to these magnificent bergs. I also got a chuckle out of the camp robber perched on the car antenna. Too bad he can’t “rob” the parking lot of its trash.

    November 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    • Glad you saw it. I am not too far away but rarely can visit because of time and money constraints-but it makes it all the more special to me.Great idea about getting the camp robbers to clean up.

      November 4, 2015 at 11:21 am

  3. what a colorful landscape 🙂

    November 3, 2015 at 6:35 am

  4. I would visit Maligne Lake on a dark and cloudy day…or any day, given half a chance. Your photographs are wonderful, even the camp robber(!) I share your irritation about the litter – how hard is it to put in the garbage or pack out?
    I’ll have to scrape together the dollars to take the boat trip one day – or get fit enough to paddle past the island.
    Lovely post!

    November 13, 2015 at 5:16 pm

  5. Maligne Lake looks like a wonderful area. You photos bring out its beauty. But, yes, why is it so difficult to dispose of garbage in a proper way…

    November 25, 2015 at 2:34 am

    • …especially when the garbage bin is all of 20 feet away.Maybe they don’t “get” how the bear-proof lids work.Other than that it was a good trip regardless of the clouds.the location and clouds make for interesting B/W studies, and the walk was enjoyable.

      November 26, 2015 at 6:04 pm

  6. I’ve never seen a Grey Jay before, thanks for sharing! Beautiful pictures, but always sad to see littering.. so stupid, so unnecessary!

    December 3, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    • Thanks Caleephotography for visiting and commenting!As for littering itonly takes a few seconds to find a garbage.

      December 3, 2015 at 1:04 pm

  7. Your last photo is gorgeous, and it’s not one of your better shots?!! 🙂

    December 18, 2015 at 7:25 pm

  8. The mountains are beautiful. Too bad about the littering. Maybe a bear might have changed their mind on where to put their trash.

    May 23, 2016 at 1:28 pm

  9. Maligne Lake is very beautiful – even on a cloudy day! We also did the Spirit Island boat trip. As you say, a bit expensive but worth doing at least once. For those who have more time I think kayaking out there would be awesome, but camp grounds are difficult to get since it is a very popular trip:)

    June 12, 2016 at 3:06 am

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