Natural landscapes: encounter with ice bubbles



This man-made lake, just outside Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains, has become famous for cascading ice bubbles caused by methane. This ice is major SLIPPERY; I took a few nasty tumbles while carefully wandering about, hanging onto my tripod to stay upright. Nikon D90, polarizing filter. (More ice bubble photos here: and

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Want to buy this picture? Email me and I’ll make it happen! (

Check out my coffeetable book “BLUE SYMPHONY: Winter in the Canadian Rockies”:

2 thoughts on “Natural landscapes: encounter with ice bubbles

    • Thanks for the kind comments. It’s always a crap shoot going to Abraham Lake in the winter. Will the lake be clear of snow? Will the ice be in photographable condition? Still, the entire area is great for pictures, so if the lake isn’t good, then something else will be. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: