In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. From that humble beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the world's third. Spanning 2,564 square miles of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world's premier destination spots.
Captured on a frigid morning in Banff National Park (10 degrees below zero), this image still holds as the most amazing scene I have witnessed to date. The sky was completely overcast just minutes before the shot and I almost packed up to leave until the brilliant display of color and beams behind Mt Rundle appeared before my eyes. Later that day I heard there was a grizzly roaming the same area the night before; glad he decided not to show up during the shoot.
Capture Date: Nov 29th, 2009
Camera Settings: ISO 100, 31mm @ f/8, 0.5 sec