View of Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

View of Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

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Caption: View of Peyto Lake in the Banff National Park, Canada. Peyto Lake is fed by meltwater from glaciers. As a result, the lake is full of silt and minerals giving it the almost opaque blue colour when seen from a distance. Further evidence of past glaciation is seen in the valley at right; note the steep upper slopes and shallower 'scree' (debris) slopes below. These are typical of glaciated 'U'-shaped valleys. Most of the scree slopes are covered by woodland. Banff National Park is in the Rocky Mountain range, on the border between Alberta and British Columbia.

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Keywords: canada, environment, geography, glacial, glacial sediment, lake, peyto, peyto lake, rocky mountains, sediment, silt

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