Peyto Lake, Alberta, Canada (I)

AUGUST 2002 – The turquoise blue water of Peyto Lake in the Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada on a sunny day. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

The Canadian Rocky Mountains hold many surprises for hikers and photographers alike. This is the awesome Peyto Lake in the late morning. You will reach the famous and popular viewpoint after a 20 minute uphill walk. Where is the surprise then, you ask? Well, the colour of the lake is absolutely correct and reflects reality perfectly! It has not been artificially boosted or altered in Photoshop. The unique color of the lake originates from significant amounts of glacial rock particles in the water from a nearby glacier, giving the lake its bright, turquoise color. Stunning.

The high resolution image

Capture DateAugust 2002
LocationBanff National Park, Alberta, Canada
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3755 x 2366 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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