Glacier Creek

The sediment within glacier water is one of the main reason for its unique colors, which can range from turquoise to white with many shades in between. The more the water is turned up, such as in the image below of a rushing creek, it takes on a look that’s more similar to flowing non-fat milk than water.

During our hike through Paradise Valley within Banff National Park there was lots of rushing water, including several smaller creeks that were flowing very fast. We stopped at one that turned by the path and then under a bridge, which gave us a great vantage point to see up the creek. Since it was later in the day and the sun was behind a mountain, the light was diffused and created even lighting throughout the scene.


Glacier Creek | Banff National Park | © Jay Moore Photography

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