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    After cutting straight across this thrust-faulted landform, the North Nahanni River turns 90 degrees and follows the aptly named Battlement Range. A thick section of limestone has been pushed up into the sky along with a veneer of 'skid-greasing' shale now draped like black curtains on the cliffs and scree slopes. A mid-river encounter with a lynx will soon take place. Watercraft is a 16 ft Coleman freighter canoe. The muddy river is often shallow enough to tap bottom with my paddle so I cannot make use of my small kicker until I reach the Mackenzie River. Zoom into flickr's dot on the map for this photo to see the braided channels of the North Nahanni River, Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada.

    xtremepeaks, only_point_five, and 18 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. walla2chick 76 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous view! A lot of force went into this creation.

    2. Kayak49 76 months ago | reply

      Wonderful photo! Very nicely composed.

    3. brewbooks 76 months ago | reply

      That is quite a photo and some excellent commentary, you are in some remote terrain.

    4. J.P. EVERETT 76 months ago | reply

      Incredible photo, looks really good on large!

    5. Lakerdog 75 months ago | reply

      excellent....I am waiting for the lynx encounter...

    6. Rick Goldwasser Photography 75 months ago | reply

      Wow, that looks like an amazing area. I like all the geological background you give with your pix.

    7. only_point_five 75 months ago | reply

      An amazing capture of a beautiful view and great geology! Well, I should spend less time in the lab analyzing rocks and more time in the field collecting rocks. And I should visit Canada again!

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    8. Rodrigo_Soldon 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wonderful photos for the world Pls post 1-comment 3_Contest VOTE, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. walla2chick 74 months ago | reply

      Wonderfully dramatic landscape! Thanks for the info.

    10. Megloops (can I garden yet?) 73 months ago | reply

      Stunning landscape - your image of the North Nahanni River is the FIRST for this river for our group!

      Thanks for adding your river image to Great Canadian Rivers Group!

      Great Canadian Rivers - Large & Small

    11. subarcticmike 71 months ago | reply

      Thank you everyone for all the comments, interactions and dialogues about this remote scenic locale.

    12. lreed76 70 months ago | reply

      This is a magnificent example of

      a Geological Wonder of the World!

      Thanks for adding you photo to
      Geological Wonders of the World Group!

    13. Jason Empey [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      I like how the canoe is in the frame. Great shot!

    14. subarcticmike 65 months ago | reply

      Appreciate the Fav, frankdmking!
      If I ever have the chance to refloat this river I'd hang tough at the corner until the afternoon sun lights up the Battlement stretch and I'd not bring such a chee-eep camera....

    15. joysaphine 58 months ago | reply

      This is a great shot:

      Thank you for adding this to our group
      and for helping us to find it on the map
      Please add tag 'Geo-Tagged' to your picture

    16. E=mcSCOW 53 months ago | reply

      Oh yeah! How many times would you revisit in better light, or clouds, or moonrise......

      I would try this around the autumnal equinox. Northern Lights over this would be over the top!

    17. subarcticmike 53 months ago | reply

      I would love to be able to hang out on this stretch with a jetboat.
      One float down the river was it for me, I'm 'fraid, it's remote!

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