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Banff National Park Fine Art Prints

Banff magic, bow lake reflection, crowfoot mountain, banff national park, alberta, canada

 

Elk herd, herd bull, Canadian Rockies,
Cool Vermillion Lake, cloudy sky, banff national park, alberta, canada
Lake Louise, Mt. Fareway, banff national park, alberta, canada
Sunrise, pink sky, mt Rundle, Two Jack Lake, banff national park, alberta, canada
fiery sky, sunrise, bow lake, crowfoot mountain, reflection, banff national park, alberta canada
Moraine Lake, Valley of the ten peaks, green water, banff national park, alberta, canada
Peyto Lake, stormy sky, banff national park, alberta, canada
Reflection, Bow Lake, crowfoot glacier, banff national park, alberta, canada
Mt. Rundle, sunrise, reflection, two jack lake, reflection, banff national park, canada
Lake louise, layers, canadian rockies, reflection, green water, banff national park, alberta, canada

 

 

Moraine Lake, reflection, valley of the ten peaks, shoreline, banff national park, alberta, canada
Rising Moon, Bow Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Banff National Park ~

The Canadian Rockies where superlatives of grandeur become mute in a landscape abounding with peaks competing to dominate the sky, psychedelic lakes that contend for the coolest colors of the light spectrum and rivers that appear to be a pleasing, but reality defying mistake in Photoshop. Rich in wildlife bighorn sheep, mountain goats and the ubiquitous elk are like so many exclamation marks upon the landscape.

Being one of the most photogenic landscapes on earth, we have all seen photos of its break away stars, iconic landscapes like Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Peyto Lake and Bow Lake but there is so much more.

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 following the great examples of Yellowstone and Yosemite, its predasesors of ecologic preservation. Three ski areas (Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise), and the highways that bisect the park, it is about 93 percent untouched wilderness.

Rich and vibrant cultural and natural history, recognized globally by the United Nations, which designated the area of the Canadian Rockies as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the park boasts a cornucopia of postcard-perfect mountains.

No matter which direction you go along the Bow River, and Icefields Parkways, it as if you had the Colorado San Juan Range on one side of the road and Idaho’s Sawtooth Range on the other with the added bonus of prodigious waterfalls spilling out of the glaciers like the Chugach Range of Alaska. Of course all the water feeds panoply of the colorful lakes that make the place famous.

The Canadian Rockies have become my favorite photo destination and I eagerly anticipate my next opportunity to return to capture its magic.

 

 


Featured collections, prints, and blogs
Featured Collection
I love photographing western culture, it is so rich with texture, color and characters .
Featured Prints

Moose in the Tetons

It is a rare day when you can capture a perfect reflection of the Grand Tetons in the Snake River with the bonus of a moose or two. As a photography guide as well as a landscape photographer, I have been to this spot hundreds of times and this day made me very happy!

A Venice Evening

Photographing Venice Italy is amazing at any time of day but it positively glows shortly after sunset. Photographers call the time after sunset before it gets totally dark the “blue hour.” It is a great time to take photos, especially cityscapes, as the intermingling of natural and artificial light creates dramatic effects and the world is imbued with blue. The juxtaposition of warm and cold light can be quite pleasing.

Strolling Grizzly

Close encounters with grizzly bears are always fun, it its the exhilaration 

Featured Blogs

Cortina d’Ampezzo – shooting the Dolomites, take two

By Daryl L. Hunter

In the spring of 2017 a photo assignment, once again, took me Naples Italy. I again had the opportunity to return the Dolomite Alps, a mountain landscape that blew me away on my first visit. My first trip to the Dolomite Mountains in 2014 I had a marvelous time exploring the mountains of South Tyrol and Trento basing out of Bolzano or Bozen, as the locals know it. The Italian Dolomites offer a unique corner of the Alps with distinctive geology and a fascinating blend of cultures. This time I will hit Cortina d’Ampezzo.

 

Age and pursuit?

I am at that awkward stage of aging where I sometimes forget about it, usually while in pursuit of an elusive photo with a rapid expiration date. It wasn’t until I was forty-three when I took on the task of fatherhood. Another task I added concurrently was to not appear to be the old guy to my young son Scott. I went too much pain to appear to be fifteen years younger, activity wise, than the weary carcass beneath the weary smile.