Sunday, August 26, 2007

Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Canada

Saw the glacier here, can't beat walking on one, right?

Just at the southern end of Jasper National Park is the Columbia Icefield. The ice field feeds eight major glaciers, Athabasca_Glacier, included.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park, Canada

It was a good climb up here. Change of view from mountains and lakes.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Bow Summit, Banff National Park, Canada

Lake moraine and Lake Lousie, why are all the waters so beautifully colored.
Nature does its work.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tunnel Mountains, Banff National Park

I took a few deep breaths here, not forgetting I'm in Calgary Canada, one of those places with cleanest air.

I like Calgary for the fact that it is so vast and clean, and it being so close to the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Calgary is over 2000sq mile in city and metro area and just over 1mil in population
Singapore, just 270+ sq mile and population 4+mil

Don't get a feel - in terms of population ?
Calgary ~ 3,522.9/sq mi VS
Singapore 16,392 /sq mi

See the difference now?

This is taken at Tunnel Mountains at Banff National Park.

Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Calgary

Let pictures speak for themselves.

Lake Louise, fed mainly by the Victoria glaciers. Lake Louise - JEWEL of the Rockies.

The glaciers are retreating continuously. They may all disappear one day.
So, make sure you see one in your lifetime.

Indeed a jewel. Turquoise lake, calm and captivating.

As time is short, we decided not to do a road trip this time. We joined a sightseeing tour instead. Driving is usually preferred since free and easy, we could stop by any vista point and walk around where we want to, when we want to. However, decided that usually the driver will be the one NOT enjoying since HE needs to drive and concentrate (so cannot enjoy the scenery along the way), and HE who drives long distances will typically tire out. To take the responsibility off ourselves, we put the responsibility on the tour bus driver-cum-tour-guide. :p

Monday, August 20, 2007

Lake Moraine in Banff National Park, Calgary

Breathtaking, isn't it? Am prepared for more stunning scenery, are you?
Mountains, and lakes...mountains and lakes. Need to see as much as possible before I return to a place where I will only see buildings and cars...buildings and cars.

This is Lake Moraine in Banff National Park, Calgary, Canada.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Staring at these jellyfishes, is so therapeutic somehow. (Click to enlarge the picture)

They move slow and convey a message to the fast-paced world out here - Slow down and appreciate life.

Hmmm...jellyfish is heartless and brainless. So what does that make you if someone were to call you a jellyfish ? :O

This aquarium really wow-ed me (as if I have visited many). I only visited Underwater World back in Singapore many many years ago.

I found these videos and unfortunately my javascript was not enabled to view them. If you could view them, I believe it should be worth a treat? Tell me if it's not.

Haha! This should make Singapore proud! Satu, Dua, Tiga, Empat - is this some kind of animal-exchange program ? wahahaa!

(Answer to the quiz: The egg yolk so named because it's an egg yolk jellyfish. The egg yolk jellyfish and the sharks fin exhibit can be found with in the same Monterey Bay aquarium) . That's their commonality. This is the answer I was looking for but that might not be the only answer. I guess some of you that mentioned proteins might be right too.

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