Peyto Lake, Alberta, Canada (II)

AUGUST 2002 – The turquoise 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 an exhausting 20 minute uphill walk.

The colour of the lake is really as turquoise as shown in the photo, unaltered 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.

This is a wider shot of the star-shaped lake, adding a bit of rocks at the bottom right of the frame. It reamins simply stunningm though.

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 Dimensions3735 x 2329 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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