Emerald Reflection - Yoho National Park, British Columbia

Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park is the largest lake in the park as well as its main attraction. I have always thought the word Yoho was a strange name until I found out that it is a Cree name meaning awe and wonder. That fits the park perfectly. The lake gets its brilliant color from fine particles of glacial sediment suspended in the water. The lake itself is totally surrounded by the President Range of the Canadian Rockies. Unfortunately the mountains were not visible on the morning we visited as overcast skies and low-hanging clouds obscured them. A slight drizzle added to the atmosphere. The lake was unusually still, so reflections were clearly visible. I wanted to get a photo of Emerald Lake Lodge's Restuarant (some mistakenly think it is a Tea House), the Lodge's Boathouse and the bridge connecting the two. To accomplish this, I hiked around to the opposite shore and was able to capture this composition.