Monday, 25 May 2015

Lakes and Wildlife in Canadian Rockies

It's Sunday night and we find ourselves in the bar of our hotel in Lake Louise after our 2nd full day here.

Still ice on lots of the higher lakes but others look like it's summer already. Snow on the higher mountain tops too, mostly those over 3000 metres. Snow on lots  of paths through the woods. Quite a few clouds this afternoon but still no rain.

Yesterday we visited Lake Louise, Emerald Lake, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake, fitting in a few short walks around the pictures. 

Bow Lake and Mamiya 7

Emerald Lake

Today we went to Banff, Lake Minnewanka, Vermillion Lakes, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. The latter two repeats of yesterday but with clouds.

Vermillion Lakes

Bow Lake

Peyto Lake

Banff was a busy bustling town so we just had a quick wizz round before escaping to the mountains again.

We have also managed to see  some wildlife. 2 separate Grizzlies near the road north of Lake Louise, a black bear, several Bighorn Sheep, a pine marten, a Bald Eagle and lots of Squirrels and Ground Squirrels, as well as the porcupine on the first evening.
Bighorn Sheep
All images here were taken on a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone. Most were also taken on my proper camera; Mamiya 7 with either 43mm or 65mm wide-angle lenses. Most photographs were taken on Ilford FP4 120 film. I ran off 1 roll of Ilford SFX infrared film too using Heliopan 715 filters. I get 10 negatives on each roll of film and took 8 rolls today, making 43 rolls exposed so far on this trip since arriving 12 days ago.
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