Amazing images of a frozen Canadian lake
Photographer Emmanuel Coupe is a participant in the 2011 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest for this photo of frozen lake in Canada.
The Chinook winds are known to change the temperature in a short amount of time. They are seen here shaping the clouds. (Photo: Emmanuel Coupe)
Here you can see frozen bubbles trapped beneath the surface. (Photo: Emmanuel Coupe)
The lake is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains
Spotting frozen bubbles on the lake is rare. They never appear in the same place twice
The brilliant blue color is a feature of glacial lakes
The lake is not naturally occurring. It was formed in 1972 with the construction of a nearby dam.
This section of Abraham Lake is known as Windy Point. Often the gusts here are strong enough to knock a person over.