Valley of the Ten Peaks

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

One of my favorite places in the world to visit is Banff National Park in Alberta. Known for the ruggedness of its mountains and the abundance of glacier fed lakes, it is a favorite destination of many. I am often asked what locations within the massive park are a must see, my first two are Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. I am not sure which of these two locations are the most photographed, but I am sure that it is close. If I had to pick one, I’d go with Moraine Lake mostly due to it being in the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

The ten peaks range in height from 10,000 to 11,234 feet. While they are not the highest mountains in the Rockies, when you stand there looking up at them, you feel very insignificant. Most images on the area include the iconic Moraine Lake (and I have plenty of those images) but for this shot, I wanted to focus more on one of the peaks (not sure which one this is) and the valley. It is one of the reasons that Banff is always on my “let’s visit list” each year.