Evening Flow - Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta

Along the famed Icefields Parkway near the town of Jasper, there are two waterfall locations that are must stop places. The two falls are only 15 miles apart from one another, but they couldn't be any different from one another. Athabasca Falls is fed by the Athabasca River, whose source is snow melt from the Athabasca Glacier. Sunwapta Falls is fed by the Sunwapta River, whose source is the Columbian Icefield. The Sunwapta River actually feeds into the Athabasca River and its waters are part of the Athabasca Falls. The topography is also a bit different. From Athabasca, the scene is pure river and towering mountain, while Sunwapta is more of as small island with the river flowing around it. Mountains are a much smaller part of Sunpwapta.

I ventured on the right side of Sunwapta Falls, which was a bit harder to climb down to. There was only one other photographer there and I had the lay of the land. The water was moving quite quickly and I elected to shoot some long exposure, which accentuated the water's flow.