Crowfoot - Banff National Park, Alberta

Crowfoot Glacier, Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

I guess by now, you have figured out that I have been going through my Banff images from my trip last June. I was fortunate enough to travel on quite a number of trips this year, and I have quite the backlog of photos to go through. Good thing that I hibernate in the New England winters, when I can catch up on them. 

On Monday, I posted an image of one of the numerous mountain lakes along the Icefields Parkway. Many of these lakes are fed by the glaciers in the Canadian Rockies. Some, like Crowfoot Glacier, pictured in the upper left of this photo, are visible from the parkway. The runoff is the main source of water for Bow Lake, which can be barely seen below the glacier. Crowfoot has retreated and has lost an entire "foot", so it no longer resembles the shape for which it was originally named. Even with its missing part, it is still magnificent and provides a breathtaking view, especially in morning light.