Maligne Lake is a lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is approximately 22.5 km (14 mi) long and 97 m (318 ft) at its deepest point. The name Maligne is French for "wicked" and was used by Father Pierre-Jean De Smet (1801-1873) to describe the treacherous river that flows from the lake. The name soon spread to the lake, canyon, pass, mountain and range.
The Otuataua Stonefields are a reminder of Auckland's volcanic past, full of stones flung out in successive volcanic eruptions. I was lucky enough to experience a beautiful sunrise there and captured this shot just before leaving. (And yes, these were the actual colours).
The lower falls at Yellowstone National Park are 308 feet (94 meters) high, or almost twice as high as Niagara. They descend from the 590,000 year old Canyon Rhyolite lava flow and are the largest volume major waterfall in the Rocky Mountains.
I took this photo in August 2009 during my road trip through Montana and Alberta.
Located in South Utah, this geologic wonder is only accessible through a dirt road called Cottonwood Rd. I was alone when I took this photo, no other tourists around and it was very peaceful, with the sound of the wind and birds only.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 24-105L. Developed in Lightroom. Adjustments in Photoshop.
Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA. This land like the title says belongs to the Navajo nation. With the help of a Navajo guide, you can visit the lower and upper canyon (famous for it light beam, which can be seen on IFL). This was taken in the lower canyon in the morning. This shot is made of 3 exposures.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II - EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM. Developed in Lightroom, tone-mapped in Photomatix, adjustments in Photoshop.
Driving on Highway 285 South from Santa Fe to Roswell, New Mexico, I had to stop as the sky was putting up a show for me. The yellow desert grass was lit up by the evening sun, and created a perfect rainbow under that rain storm on the horizon. It was a spectacular evening that day.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 17-40L. Developed in Lightroom, adjustments in Photoshop.