Two Jack Lake

Directions

Take Highway 1 from Calgary and turn right at the first Banff exit. From here follow the signs for Two Jack Lake

Background

I didn’t find a composition I liked at the shoreline, but there was some amazing light hitting the distant cascade mountain range.

After leaving I came across an elk in a nearby field.

By | 2013-04-26T09:06:43+00:00 November 11th, 2012|Landscapes|0 Comments

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  1. mari wells November 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    AMAZING!

  2. Franco November 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Unbelievably beautiful. Words can’t do justice…

  3. John November 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Huge Elk. 🙂

  4. Maddie Cochere November 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! The close-up of the elk is amazing.

  5. ronijayasaputra November 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    very pleasant picture

  6. cbdesignco November 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous!!!

  7. Inge November 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    I love the pictures of the elk. 🙂

  8. Mary Gilmartin November 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    What a magnificient elk portrait showing off his mighty antlers!

  9. arnoldthearmadillo November 11, 2012 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    The mountains are stunning

  10. Maria Rose Thomas Tatham November 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!

  11. galuri85 November 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    awesome pics!!

  12. bodhisattvaintraining November 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    your photos are beautiful..

  13. fredodonnellphotography November 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Fantastic shots here! The mountain photo and the second elk shot – outstanding!!

  14. ArtQuench November 11, 2012 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Beautiful images!

  15. swozy November 11, 2012 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    The Elks are very majestic, aren’t they? I love the Banff area – a beautiful part of the world!

  16. susielindau November 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    The close up of the elk is so detailed! Amazing photos!

  17. unsouthernbelle November 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Incredible!

  18. Margarita November 11, 2012 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    That light is absolutely exquisite. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Colleen November 11, 2012 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Beautiful.

  20. Paula Turner November 11, 2012 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    You can’t beat an Alberta sky as the backdrop for the mountains. Makes me homesick! Beautiful.

  21. David Chamberlain Jr. November 11, 2012 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Such a great eye for photography. Awesome shots!

  22. David Zerba November 11, 2012 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Nice!!

  23. orbphotog November 11, 2012 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Thanks for a beautiful reminder of how wonderful the Banff area is, Patrick. I can just smell the fresh clean air in your photos!

  24. lylekrahn November 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Beautiful mountain and beautiful elk. That makes a pretty good outing and a great post.

  25. thechinthaka November 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    He is majestic. You captured his character. Great.

  26. neelkanth November 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Pictures are so fantastic.

  27. Bashar A. November 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    The last shot of the elk is phenomenal

  28. 48colorrainbow November 11, 2012 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    Do you remember what time of day the first photo was taken?

  29. Carol November 11, 2012 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Magnificent beast. Brilliant photo.

  30. meholysmile November 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    I love the milky mountain pick, tinted with pink sunlight and the fleecy cloud floating above, wearing a pink blush. Amazing!

  31. Photockie November 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    I “like” your stuff on a regular basis. After so many likes I’m in awe. You are outrageously talented. Thanks for sharing your work.

  32. Pastor Steve November 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Very impressive. How did you get so close to the caribou?

  33. knittingwithheart November 11, 2012 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    love the close-up!

  34. woolgather18 November 11, 2012 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    what beautiful animals…

    – s

  35. Dip It Black November 11, 2012 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    That first and second picture!
    You are so talented, Patrick!
    Keep up the great work!

    X
    http://dipitblack.com

  36. jennifertan47 November 12, 2012 at 12:09 am - Reply

    Wow, those are stunning. I feel like I’m ten feet away from that elk. Excellent work!

  37. Brianda Domecq November 12, 2012 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Absolutely fantastic! Thank you for sharing such marvelous photographs. Brianda

  38. craigpreedy November 12, 2012 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Lovely photos. I like the fact that you just happened upon an Elk! I would be lucky if I saw a Squirrel or Rabbit where I live.

  39. sourcookies November 12, 2012 at 1:08 am - Reply

    Your photos are amazing!!!

  40. adriancharliehoran November 12, 2012 at 1:27 am - Reply

    Wow, these are incredible photos 🙂 It’s a shame I live in England… we never see anything like this!

  41. Stacey November 12, 2012 at 1:53 am - Reply

    So striking!

  42. sp56h November 12, 2012 at 2:37 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos!

  43. Where's Wiwi? November 12, 2012 at 3:32 am - Reply

    stunning shots as usual!

  44. elmdriveimages November 12, 2012 at 4:25 am - Reply

    Patrick: These are tremendous images…what a great representative of the Elk population this big boy is.

  45. thevalueofsparrows November 12, 2012 at 5:24 am - Reply

    He’s breathtaking.

  46. fransiweinstein November 12, 2012 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Amazing!

  47. bluebrightly November 12, 2012 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Such gentle eyes the elk seems to have – and maybe a smile. Lucky encounter, and you’ve got the skill to take advantage of it. thanks

  48. petit4chocolatier November 12, 2012 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Gorgeous pictures!

  49. Martha Brennan Weinfurter November 12, 2012 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  50. flightsofamagicalbird November 12, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Stunning as always Patrick. I always look forward to your images ariiving in my inbox.

  51. kelihasablog November 12, 2012 at 7:20 am - Reply

    All beautiful, the the last one is magnificent… 😀

  52. Birgit Nazarian November 12, 2012 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Love the wildlife. Nothing like being stared down by an elk! 🙂 Here I come face to face with the White Tail deer often. It’s a wonderful moment making that connection.

  53. tamberrinoartstudio November 12, 2012 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Gorgeous!!

  54. Hidden Passions November 12, 2012 at 7:50 am - Reply

    It is beautiful.. are you always on the roads clicking? Amazing passion!

  55. Anne Bonney November 12, 2012 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Beautiful and thrilling.

  56. whatsonyourmindmonkeybutt November 12, 2012 at 9:44 am - Reply

    omg…. love em!

  57. somuch2saymt November 12, 2012 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Absolutely LOVE the way the sun’s reflection makes that snow-covered mountain look purple. LOVE this time of year!!!

  58. ckponderings November 12, 2012 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Great images – love the stag’s look to camera! Why is it called Two Jack Lake, though?!

  59. colormusing November 12, 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    I’ve photographed elk at my sister’s place in the Olympic Mountains– I’m always awed by them. Wonderful pictures!

  60. naturesnippets November 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    It would sure be hard to stay at home with views and wildlife like that!! So enjoyed these.

  61. jennsmidlifecrisis November 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    That looked like an early morning shot of the mountains? I don’t do mornings – and now I see what I could be missing. 🙂

  62. viveka November 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Your camera and you has a great passion going on – that stag photo is priceless.

  63. katyasnowqueen November 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    wow beautiful pictures

  64. Andrea November 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Stunning, the last one is just magnificent!!!

  65. thodasasomething November 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Beautiful

  66. Julia Kovach November 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Wow! Amazingly beautiful! Love it! xo

  67. Kathie Vezzani November 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Stunning photographs!

  68. andreymilyayev November 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Simply amazing. I am extremely glad to have found such a beautiful and constant way of inspiration through your photography.

  69. nakitaaudrey November 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Absolutely breath-taking! Wow

  70. ginplustonic November 13, 2012 at 4:12 am - Reply

    Wow! Awesome.

  71. dauentina November 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Looks tasty!

  72. theblessedewe November 13, 2012 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    What an amazing, magnificent creature! You’re truly blessed to have these experiences!

  73. betsyborchardt November 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Patick, I love the light effects on the mountain peaks. Great hots of the elk!

  74. niki November 14, 2012 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful! The last picture is amazing!

  75. Ian Beattie November 14, 2012 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Stunning photos

  76. jessetucker54 November 14, 2012 at 8:46 am - Reply

    I feel like I’m there!

  77. ROCHESTER SARTORIAL November 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    This is pretty stellar stuff. We like!
    -Rochester Sartorial

  78. Claire O'Brien November 14, 2012 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    HURRAH!!

  79. RainStar Callisto November 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Never seen an Elk that close up! Cool 🙂 I love mountain ranges and this one is amazing….

  80. naomimgruer November 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Just love getting your beautiful photos in my email box. http://bmoreenergy.wordpress.com

  81. soakandsaturate November 17, 2012 at 5:12 am - Reply

    You are a very good photographer . Your photos are stunning.

  82. cerniane November 17, 2012 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Wow, those pics are beautiful!

  83. Suzi Martel November 18, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Wow! This is amazing. The closest I’ve been to one of these guys is across a wide road, behind a car ha ha. Beautiful! Thanks.

  84. graceegsblog November 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    What a picture! Love it!

  85. rayfausel November 19, 2012 at 8:52 am - Reply

    always happy to look at your photos. Great shots

  86. RoxieGinger November 20, 2012 at 7:00 am - Reply

    wow, absolutely breathtaking. wonderful photos.

  87. Siren A. Star November 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Your photos are stunning!!! I would love to focus on my photography and bring it to the next level, but with all the film and writing stuff I’m doing, and having a family, it gets difficult. But your work inspires me 🙂
    Thanks for following my blog!

  88. Gabrielle Col December 4, 2012 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Amazing close up of the elk!

  89. escapingdarkness December 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    These are amazing shots!

  90. Joni December 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    You are a true artists with the camera…wow, I love the sharpness of your photos, as well as the color and compositions…thanks for the “like”. My Best,

  91. Where on Earth January 24, 2013 at 4:31 am - Reply

    These photos are just awesome!

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