Photo of the Day : : Athabasca Glacier : : Jasper National Park

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Athabaska Glacier : : Jasper National Park : : Alberta, Canada

Athabasca Glacier
Jasper National Park : : Alberta Canada

This week we’re back into a few old favourites. I’m going to be dilligently working on new releases from Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia but it does take time.

It isn’t very often that you have the chance to drive to a glacier, park your car and after a 10 minute walk be at the base of a gigantic ice-field.

One of the interesting things that Parks Canada have done here is to show how the glacier has receded over time by placing markers of where it has been in the past. If I had driven up when the first building was constructed, I wouldn’t have even had to make the 10 minute walk – the glacier would have been right there!

This photograph is available for purchase as a print.

1/400 sec at f22, ISO 200

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4 Comments on “Photo of the Day : : Athabasca Glacier : : Jasper National Park”

  1. vera says:

    For some reason the word that comes to my mind whenever I see this photograph is “threatening”. Was it? Or was that done by after-processing?

    • Matt Korinek says:

      No, didn’t feel threatening at the time, although the risk of receding glaciers due to climate change are real and will likely adversely affect the Bow Valley. All of their drinking water comes from the glaciers.

  2. themofman says:

    Now THAT’s what I’m talking about!

    • Matt Korinek says:

      :) – this was a very popular photo as a special edition print at the store I used to work at. However, it hasn’t garners as many likes here on wordpress – interesting!


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