Partially Lit - Bow Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta

Bow Lake, just off of the Icefields Parkway, is always reliable for terrific experiences and photography for me. I have seen it in almost all conditions, from frozen one day in June to totally melted a couple of days later. I’ve been there during snow storms in June and beautiful sunny days in the same week. It was at Bow Lake where I had an experience with a grizzly that I was lucky to walk away from. It is one of the most visited lakes on the Parkway where tour buses regularly visit. If you get lucky and time your visit, a glass-like surface is your reward. A couple of weeks ago, we had a sky with great clouds but, unfortunately, there were too many of them. They covered the sky and the sun battled to break through. The sun kept teasing us and would partially light up Crowfoot Mountain. Well the sun never lit it up fully, at least while we were there, but even partially lit, it was still a beautiful scene.