Icefields

Getting ready for the spring trip going over some old photos from two years ago to see where I’d like to check out again. Columbia Ice Fields always on the list.

Three reasons. They are stunning. They will disappear in an ever-warming world. They are almost impossible to take a bad photo of.

This particular image is one I tweaked a bit tonight – it’s about two years old but I’ve learned a bit more about Lightroom since then so decided to have another go at the image. What you see is the result.

The Columbia Icefield is located in the Canadian Rockies astride the Continental Divide along the border of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, the ice field lies partly in the northwestern tip of Banff National Park and partly in the southern end of Jasper National Park. It is about 325 square kilometres (125 sq mi) in area, 100 metres (330 ft) to 365 metres (1,198 ft) in depth and receives up to 7 metres (280 in) of snowfall per year. The icefield feeds six major glaciers:

Athabasca Glacier

Castleguard Glacier

Columbia Glacier

Dome Glacier

Stutfield Glacier

Saskatchewan Glacier

… The Athabasca Glacier has receded significantly since its greatest modern-era extent in 1844.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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