Nestled in the northern Canadian Rockies near Jasper Alberta lies the rugged, difficult to access Tonquin Valley. Bordered on all sides by the most notable feature of this wilderness: the Ramparts. A mountain range that towers over the Valley, creating the monumental backdrop to alpine meadows and Amethyst Lake.
Accessible by foot or horse, the Tonquin Backcountry Lodge was our resting place as we experienced the alpine ponds, scenic forests and remote lakes.
Once at the Lodge, you can hear glaciers cracking in the afternoon heat and witness scree cascade down the slopes of the Ramparts. This 23 km trek takes you through some of the most idyllic and secluded backcountry in the world. During my journey, I had the privilege of encountering elusive caribou. It was a moment of pure serendipity, a testament to the enchanting allure of the Alberta backcountry.
Various black and white compositions spoke to me during this photo-journey which is not usually the case. I was happy to explore the BW vibe this intense wilderness provided. My gallery below is a photo essay of the light, fog, clouds and conditions in Tonquin Valley early Sept. 2019. I invite you to join me on this visual odyssey, to immerse yourself in the essence of the Tonquin Backcountry captured through my lens. From the tranquility of alpine ponds to the drama of glacier-carved landscapes, let the images speak to your soul and ignite your passion for exploration. Welcome to the journey.