Sunday, 2 October 2011

Another Summer In Banff

Another summer has already come and gone in Banff National Park and once again I've failed miserably to blog as much as I'd hoped.

This was my third summer in the Canadian Rockies but unfortunately my least active by far. I didn't manage to get out hiking or photographing as much as I'd planned. Every week I worked full time at the store, and on one of my days off I ran a stall at the farmer's market. Eventually, after a lot of saving, I was able to move into my own apartment.

My girlfriend has been visiting for the past two weeks so I managed to get away from work and finally take some photos. We were lucky enough to watch an amazing display of the northern lights and I was finally able to get some shots of this natural phenomenon that I've been hoping to photograph for years now.

I'm going to try and go shooting as much as possible this month to make up for what I've missed. I've been out a few times already this week, and with the elk rut in full swing, I'm hoping to get some nice images of this spectacular event.

Here's a selection of photographs from this summer, including some new panoramas taken last week:

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The northern lights reflected on Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Sunrise at Buller Pond, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada 

Autumn aspens at Hillsdale Meadows, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Morant's Curve along the Bow Valley Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Grizzly 64 and her three new cubs take a stroll at sunrise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Faint northern lights in the skies over Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Bull moose in autumn colours, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada
Fireweed at Bow Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Grizzly bear cub, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
A grey wolf pup born this spring, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Grizzly bear triplets born this spring, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Autumn in Moose Meadows, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

I'm hoping that in the next couple of weeks or so, I'm able to get enough photos of the elk rut to put together another blog post by the end of the month.

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Thanks for reading,



  1. Lovely pictures and awesome photography!!!
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  2. Impressive pictures, what a beautiful way to show Banff area.

  3. May I know I can watch nothern light at which part of Lake Minnewanka or Banff National park? I am going to Canada in this October and I really wish to watch this spectacular scene! thanks!!