Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein
A great quote for an epic landscape and one of the most beautiful places I’ve come across. Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta Canada is a place you need to experience to gain full appreciation for. This one’s checked off the bucket list but many more adventures will occur!
The trip didn’t allow for to much wondering around, it was merely a tease of better things to come. My sole purpose of travel to Waterton Lake’s was to attend a fellow friend’s photography workshop. Francis from FYM Photography did a wonderful job organizing this event. Arriving in Waterton around 3:00pm we had plenty of time to make our way up into the mountains, Cameron Lake was our final destination for a late afternoon / sunset model shoot. (view more about the “Simply Beautiful” photo shoot)
The drive up to Cameron Lakes is one to be seen. It’s winding roads snaking through the Canadian Rockies climbing to a final elevation of 5,400 ft. There are plenty of roadside pull outs for you to stop and explore. Do yourself a favor, stop and explore. On the afternoon the drive up we had some harsh light so the only location we stopped at was Cameron Falls. Very difficult to photograph in the afternoon light. I really didn’t get any keepers. Be patient and wait for the light!
The true beauty of this mountainous destination comes alive at sunset. Watching the sun bounce off the high peaks of these Rocky Mountains is something to be seen. Drive slow and your bound to see some active wildlife immersed in their natural surroundings. I had the luxury of getting some amazing close up bear pictures! Momma Bear and her two cubs were feeding alongside the road. Quickly mounting the telephoto lens I was able to capture these amazing close up photos. Even without the lens, these adorable but deadly bears were 5-8 feet from the car.
No bears? Then you’re bound to see some Mountain Sheep. These are a plenty in the Waterton Lakes National Park. Rest assured, you’ll be stopped by a herd crossing the road at some point in your travels within the park boundaries.