Natural landscapes: the long goodbye of winter

THE SLOW MELT OF WINTER ICE, UPPER KANANASKIS LAKE, PETER LOUGHEED PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA

While most of the northern hemisphere is enjoying spring flowers and grass, winter is reluctant to depart from many lakes in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
I saw this meltwater pool from far off and delicately approached it, hoping the I wouldn’t sink up to my knees in the wet, icy snow. Thankfully, it was hard-packed all the way. There was very little colour in this scene, so I dispensed with it altogether.
That’s the 8,750-foot-high Mt. Indefatigable in the distance, named after a British battlecruiser that sank during the First World War.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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