Johnston Canyon

 On my 4th day in the Canadian Rockies, I spent a rainy morning photographing Johnston Canyon. This was also another location that I had visited a child but I believe my mom suffered from some altitude sickness on this trail back then so we didn’t quite make it up to the Upper Falls. I personally …

The People You Meet While Traveling

 One of the coolest parts of doing travel photography is the people you meet during your travels. In L.A., it’s rare I meet someone that strikes me as interesting but when I go to other places it’s always interesting to talk to people from a different place than myself. After shooting another late sunset around …

Athabasca Glacier

 The turquoise water of Sunwapta Lake immediately caught my attention as I arrived at the foot of Athabasca Glacier. The reason why some of the lakes and rivers in the Canadian Rockies are this color is due to rock flour mixing into the water from glaciated mountains. As the photo looks, it was pretty cold …

Upper Waterfowl Lake

 The Icefields Parkway is arguably the most scenic road within the Canadian Rockies. It’s about a 150 mile drive from the Lake Louise area to the town of Jasper. It passes through so many mountain peaks like the ones shown above that it’s impossible to take it all in within a short amount of time, …

Bow Summit

 Though the other lakes in this part of the Icefields Parkway were still completely frozen, I was not going to leave Canada without at least attempting to see what Peyto Lake looked like from Bow Summit. I had never been there before but I had seen a lot of photos of this place so I …

Herbert Lake

 Herbert Lake is one of the most stunning lakes that I saw in the Canadian Rockies. The first thing that catches your attention is how calm the water is at certain times of the day and the perfect reflection that results. It’s also very quiet aside from the birds which makes it a great place …

Life Savers at Natural Bridge

 Natural Bridge within Yoho National Park was the location that I was most interested in visiting and not just because the split rock looks cool. I had some unfinished business to take care of. During my family’s vacation in 1986, we were on a tour bus (yes, one of those), but during our stop at …

Lake Louise

 Lake Louise was still mostly frozen when I first arrived in Canada. Initially I wasn’t sure if I should even try photographing Lake Louise but then common sense prevailed. I visited on several other following days and gradually saw the lake thawing out which was quite fascinating though next time I want some ice-free images …

Taking in the Scenery

 Along with Castle Mountain, Mount Rundle has to be among the most distinct looking peaks in the Canadian Rockies. The cool thing is that Mount Rundle is located directly behind the town of Banff. How many towns can boast of such scenery literally in their backyard? Make no mistake though, this is no sanitized urban …

Moraine Lake

 Some of my earliest memories of visiting scenic places dates back to my childhood in 1986, when my parents and I vacationed in the Canadian Rockies. I’ve visited many of the greatest sights in the U.S. since then but nothing ever really compared in my mind to what I saw in Canada as a kid …