November 24, 2015

Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Photograph by Yohan Dumortier, National Geographic Your Shot

Kayakers paddle the turquoise surface of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, in this view captured from the Big Beehive hiking trail. Located within Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, the lake's striking color comes from sunlight reflecting off the rock flour suspended in its waters, seen here deposited with the flow of glacial meltwater.

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