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Welcome to Banff National Park

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 6 January 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Just after entering the park gates you are greeted with this most impressive sight! It kind of takes your breath away!

Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 km (68–110 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 km2 (2,564 sq mi) of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes.

PENTAX K-5 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 200 222 mm (35mm equiv.)

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claudie from le havre, France

Une vue magnifique !!!! splendide

6 Jan 2014 6:33am

@claudie: Thank you very much Claudie and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a sensational view . . and how small this makes us feel.

6 Jan 2014 6:47am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

What an incredible view, beautifully captured Eric

6 Jan 2014 7:07am

Monik from PARIS, France

Le paysage est grandiose, le cadrage parfait. Merci pour ce partage, Eric!

6 Jan 2014 8:02am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent compo 5*****

6 Jan 2014 8:16am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Stunning light in this landscape Eric.:-)

6 Jan 2014 9:22am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Spectacular !

6 Jan 2014 11:48am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

the banff is such a fascinating place! great capture eric!!

6 Jan 2014 12:19pm

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

A stunning image Eric. 5*

6 Jan 2014 12:30pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb looking mountain! i like the texture and detail!

6 Jan 2014 1:07pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Stunning shot, Eric!!!

6 Jan 2014 2:01pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous shot. Excellent POV and nice colors. The great mountains stands out. Have a great week. :)

6 Jan 2014 2:26pm

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

How I would love to be there (again). I drove from Vancouver to Banff and Jasper with the family in 1979 and it was a marvelous experience seeing the mountains and glaciers.

6 Jan 2014 2:53pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Oh this is spectacular!

6 Jan 2014 3:07pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

BEAUTIFUL capture, Eric ... you're taking me back! ;D

6 Jan 2014 3:56pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Fantastic mountains, nice capture. and me planing to visit it at Feb. or March of this year too..:-)

6 Jan 2014 4:16pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelel panorama sur cette montagne fantastique vue et ce rendu sur la pierre merveilleux

6 Jan 2014 4:57pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

great capture, Eric

6 Jan 2014 4:58pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Impressive mountain!!!
Spectacular view!!

6 Jan 2014 4:59pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Amazing view.

6 Jan 2014 5:35pm

Sam from ChennaiWow., India

Wow. Amazing. What a beautiful view, Eric! Wonderful. Excellent shot. :)

6 Jan 2014 5:35pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

So beautiful.

6 Jan 2014 5:37pm

@mseguid: Thank you very much Mateu and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is such a phenomenal shot, Eric. I love that Park so dearly yet it has been years since we visited. I have always wanted to return (Bucket List Item). Our first and only visit was from the west so perhaps I should swing round and come in from the east this time...I truly love this shot man!! Cheers and Happy New Year!

6 Jan 2014 5:43pm

k@ from Paris, France

Like a magic vista from the in live Paramount !

6 Jan 2014 5:54pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

what a landscape !

6 Jan 2014 6:35pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow … this is stunning, Eric! Awesome capture!

6 Jan 2014 7:59pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Belle vue et de magnifiques détails.)

6 Jan 2014 8:09pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

What a spectacular view. Beautiful light and shadow! Magnificent!

6 Jan 2014 8:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful. magnificent grandeur

6 Jan 2014 9:05pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Wonderful! a spectcular view where we discovers the folds of the rock layers.

6 Jan 2014 9:18pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very good capture. Great shot.

6 Jan 2014 9:50pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Absolutely gorgeous!

7 Jan 2014 1:09am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Majestic! Fantastic light, too.

7 Jan 2014 1:51am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Bold and powerful shot. Wow!

7 Jan 2014 3:00am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

a giant, splendid!! wonderful, our nature is wonderful and the scenery provides. wonderful photo that shows its beauty very well!. a big kiss. Alejandra

7 Jan 2014 3:38am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

wow Fantastic !! Wonderful Eric !! Such a fine balance to this shot, I love it !!

7 Jan 2014 4:02am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh j'aime bien les lignes sur la montagne

7 Jan 2014 7:35am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

What spectacular natural beauty. What a place!!

7 Jan 2014 7:50am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superbe capture de cette magnifique montagne! J'aime beaucoup!

7 Jan 2014 4:31pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

majestic !

9 Jan 2014 12:19pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very impressive indeed, and never to be forgotten ... as i can testify!
i was there in the 1970s, but i still see those majestic mountains and waterfalls and glaciers when i close my eyes ...

10 Jan 2014 3:41pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Afghanistan

A superb capture...excellence Eric..

30 Jan 2014 6:48am

1/250 second
ISO 200
222 mm (35mm equiv.)