Natural landscapes: the spectacle of roaring water


A three-kilometre hike through buggy forest brought me to this stunning, loud and dangerous waterfall. The flow, from Bugaboo Creek, was truly incredible and some of the viewpoints were so dangerous I didn’t venture on them. To prove the point, I found a nearby rock painted with someone’s name and birth/death years. In other words, he fell to his death from one of those frightening viewpoints.
Bugaboo Creek is effectively a creek in name only. As you can see in this picture, the stream is legitimately river-sized, draining about 375 square kilometres on the east slopes of the Purcell Mountains.
This was a challenging picture to make because the water was so bright in the dawn sunlight and the shadows so dark. It took a lot of work, in the camera and with Photoshop, to achieve what you see here.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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