Perched Ice, Kananaskis River

Perched ice cover on the Kananaskis River, AB (Canada), Feb. 24, 2012

The Kananaskis River is a beautiful, steep mountain stream.  It is regulated for hydro-power production, with water levels varying up to 1 m (~3 ft) each day. As the water level drops, ice is left stranded at higher levels, and this combined with some melting on warm days, creates some beautiful and peculiar ice formations.  We’ll be featuring some nice shots taken in winter 2012 over the next few posts.

Here, PhD student Jennifer Nafziger has captured a wonderful combination of melting perched ice and white water.

(photo by Jennifer Nafziger, UofA River Ice Group: Canon PowerShot SD4500, f/5.6,  ISO – 400, FL 6 mm, 1/400 sec. exposure duration)

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About Faye Hicks

I am a professor emeritus, civil engineer, animal lover and writer.
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