July 14, 2011

Frozen Lake

 

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.

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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)

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Here you can see frozen bubbles trapped beneath the surface. (Photo: Emmanuel Coupe)

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The lake is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains

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Spotting frozen bubbles on the lake is rare. They never appear in the same place twice

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The brilliant blue color is a feature of glacial lakes

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The lake is not naturally occurring. It was formed in 1972 with the construction of a nearby dam.

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This section of Abraham Lake is known as Windy Point. Often the gusts here are strong enough to knock a person over.

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