“If Lake Louise is a pearl, Maligne is the entire pearl necklace.” – Mary Schäffer
Just in case you thought I snitched this photo of Spirit Island at Jasper off the Net … I didn’t. That’s mine. I could easily have done that though – many great shots of this famous scene. But I took this with my Sony DSC-HX80. A nice little camera – but not Pro level. And if I really knew how to operate that thing the photo would likely have been better. Yet it’s almost impossible to take a lousy pic up there.
I was hoping to get a nice reflection shot, but there was too much wind and rain. Still nice. We’ll be posting some more soon. Rose took a number of great shots.
Below isPeter Gales‘ famous photo of Spirit Island “Maligne Lake“.
Peter Gales‘ image of Spirit Island hung in Kodak’s Colorama showcase in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal in August and September of 1960.
This certainly helped to make Jasper famous.
“The island is a spiritual place for the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, who believe mountains are physical representations of their ancestors. The fact that Spirit Island is surrounded on three sides by the same mountain range is very rare and makes it particularly significant to the Stoney.” – https://www.banffjaspercollection.com/attractions/maligne-lake-cruise/stories/8-amazing-facts-about-spirit-island/
Mary Schäffer Warren / Explorer
(1861 – 1939) American-Canadian naturalist, illustrator, photographer, and writer. She is famous for her experiences in the Canadian Rockies in the early 20th century.
Photograph taken by Mary Schaffer; artist, photographer, writer and naturalist, in 1907.
In 1907, Samson Beaver met Mary Schaffer, who had just failed in an attempt to find the route to a reputed large lake high in the mountains between Lake Louise and Jasper. Samson sketched a map showing the route to Chaba Imne.