15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Glacial Lake in the Rockies

The Rocky Mountains are often a place of contrast. Sharp, barren rock. Frigid snow capped peaks. But within those mountains is an explosion of color, from the striking blue hues of crystal clear water, to the vibrant colors of summer wildflowers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Banff National Park, Canada
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Copyright: © Brooke Bartos