Kluane Lake

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    Now that winter is seriously underway in the Yukon and it's been grey, very cold and snowing constantly, a bright image seems appropriate. This is a somewhat unconventional view of Kluane Lake, looking north towards Sheep Mountain in the background. The shot was taken near the mouth of the Slims River. In this area, under the right light conditions, the lake glows radioactive blue from glacial silt carried by the river. Kluane Lake is the Yukon's largest lake. It's almost always windy, so to catch it calm was a treat.

    Sheep Mountain in the background and below, is in Kluane National Park and hosts a sizeable population of Dall Sheep. They are drawn to the south-facing, wind-swept slopes because they are relatively free of snow in the winter months, allowing them to forage.

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    1. Billy Lindblom 29 months ago | reply

      Nice shots Keith!

    2. swordscookie 29 months ago | reply

      Yet another magnificent image of Kluane to tantalise and educate us Keith. There is just so much going on in this scene Keith, the colours, the shades, the clouds, the textures of the gravel, the water, the clouds and the mountains together with your wonderful description makes us long to go there and share the experience with you. Thank you for the light you bring to our lives.

    3. kdee64 29 months ago | reply

      Thanks everybody!

    4. Frank Fullard 29 months ago | reply

      Fabulous landscape!

    5. debcronem 29 months ago | reply


    6. AndrewJAA 28 months ago | reply

      the colour and composition here are amazing!

    7. franc/34 28 months ago | reply

      magnifique !

    8. t.finley 28 months ago | reply

      Certainly a different, more calm scene than the one I experienced when I was there! Great shot!

    9. MikeMoe007 28 months ago | reply

      The whole thing was frozen solid when I was there two weeks ago, and the wind was piercingly cold. And I heard from one local that the controversial crude oil pipeline would go through under this lake if it gets approval.

    10. David Cartier 28 months ago | reply

      Lovely composition, great perspective, Nice one!

    11. Francesco Magoga Photography 26 months ago | reply

      So great landscape capture! I like so much the water color effect (: Well done

    12. Walt Gill 25 months ago | reply

      amazing ...you have everything here lines...reflections , light and great sky

    13. dougmoyer43 18 months ago | reply

      kluane lake in a calm moment!!! nice shot Keith.

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