Spring Photography in the Canadian Rockies – Update – May 28th, 2011

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Hello all from snowed-in Banff and Canmore!  We got a late spring present yesterday of a big dump of snow in Banff and Canmore, but it’s already melting away quickly today.
Fortunately, Jasper, Waterton, Yoho, and Kootenay all avoided the snow, so anyone traveling here this weekend should be fine.

Athabasca River sunrise, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

The first of the lakes along the Icefields Parkway have now thawed, too, so those of you looking for some great landscape photography opportunities in the Canadian Rockies finally have some great options: Herbert Lake is probably my favourite of the ones that are now ice-free.
And the first few newborn animals are popping up, too.  I spotted a new bighorn sheep lamb two days ago on the David Thompson Highway (Highway 11) and there are regular reports of newborn black bear cubs up in Jasper.
Green grass is now appearing at lower elevetions throughout the Canadian Rockies mountain parks and leaves have begun to appear in Jasper, Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay.
Happy shooting!
John
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