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Waterfall …
you are the bounty
of hidden heavens. 

Takakkaw Falls 

Whenever I see a waterfall I always wonder where all that water is coming from?
It often comes from far away. 

But in the mountains, us earthbound folk know that somewhere above – out of sight –
there is likely a glacier.

Takakkaw Falls and Daly Glacier

Net Photo – Takakkaw Falls and Daly Glacier

In the case of Takakkaw Falls this is so. 
The Daly Glacier above.

Net Photo

Net Photo – Takakkaw Falls and Daly Glacier

Daly Glacier

Like and iceberg, the waterfall is only the tip.


Upcoming … The vanishing Glaciers / Icefields …

3 thoughts on “Where does all that Water come from? … 3 Days in Banff … Takakkaw Falls

  1. What a mammoth spectacle! Great shots, JC.

    1. jcalberta says:

      Thanks Cindy. I stole the top photos from the net. They are great though.
      The Google Map ones, I took screen shots. They didn’t come out very well, but still tell the story. Google Maps really is an awesome thing.
      Check this out:,-111.8104877,322a,35y,95.81h,78.24t/data=!3m1!1e3

  2. maui1 says:

    This is another great post about Banff and about Takakkaw Falls. Theses pictures of the top of Takakkaw falls and the glacier is amazing .

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