During my cycling holiday in July 2008, I passed beautiful Lake Savalen in Norway.
It is a class 5 waterfall, with a drop of 80 ft (24 m) and a width of 60 ft (18 m).
Sunwapta Falls is a waterfall of the Sunwapta River located in Jasper National Park, Canada.
The water originates from the Athabasca Glacier, and volumes are higher in early summer, caused by glacial meltdown.
It is a class 6 waterfall, with a drop of 60 ft (18 m) and a width of 30 ft (9.1 m).
The Columbia Icefield is an icefield located in the Canadian Rockies, astride the Continental Divide of North America. The icefield lies partly in the northwestern tip of Banff and the southern end of Jasper National Park. It is about 325 km² in area, 100 to 365 metres (328' to 1,197') in depth and receives up to seven metres (23 feet) of snowfall per year.
This is a photo of the Athabasca Glacier. The Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal toes of the Columbia Icefield, located in the Canadian Rockies. Due to the warming climate, the glacier has receded more than 1.5 km in the past 125 years and lost over half of its volume. It currently recedes at a rate of 2-3 metres per year. The glacier moves down from the icefield at a rate of several centimetres per day. Due to its close proximity to the Icefields Parkway, between the Alberta towns of Banff and Jasper, and rather easy accessibility, it is the most visited glacier in North America. The leading edge of the glacier is within easy walking distance; however, travel onto the glacier is not recommended unless properly equipped. Hidden crevasses have led to the deaths of unprepared tourists.
The Icefield Interpretive Centre, closed during the winter (mid-October to mid-April), stands across from the glacier. It is used as a lodge and for ticket sales for sightseeing on the glacier. Standard buses transport tourists to the glacier edge, where they board specially designed snow coaches for transport over the steep grades, snow and ice part way up the glacier.
The glacier is approximately 6 km (3.75 miles) long, covers an area of 6 km² (2.5 mi²), and is measured to be between 90 metres (270 ft) and 300 metres (1000 ft) thick
Johnston Creek is a tributary of the Bow River in western Alberta, Canada.
It originates in the glacial valleys of Banff National Park at the feet of Cascade Mountain, and flows through a series of gorges with seven cascades to the confluence with Bow River, south of Castle Mountain, between Banff and Lake Louise
The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world, next to those in New Zealand.
The Lewis Falls are located on the Lewis River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States.The falls drop approximately 30 feet and are easily seen from the road, approximately halfway between the south entrance to the park and Grant Village.
Grand Teton is the highest mountain within Grand Teton National Park, and the second highest in the U.S. state of Wyoming.
Landscape Arch is the longest of the many natural rock arches located in the Arches National Park in the U.S. state of Utah. The arch is among many in the area known as Devil's Garden in the north area of the park. It can be reached by short walk/hike of about 1.5 miles along a maintained trail.
The Natural Arch and Bridge Society considers the Landscape Arch to be the longest natural arch in the world. The Society measured the span in 2004 at 290.1 ± 0.8 feet (88.4 m), which is slightly longer than a measurement made by the Society in 2006 of Kolob Arch located in Zion National Park. Since 1991, three large slabs of sandstone measuring 30, 47, and 70 feet (9.1, 14, and 21 m) long have been witnessed collapsing from the thinnest section of Landscape Arch, forcing the Park Service to close the trail that once passed beneath it. This has led to speculation that the arch is slowly falling apart, and while there is no way to estimate the time remaining, there is some question as to whether it will long remain for visitors to see. On the other hand, shedding those many tons of weight might possibly have made the arch more stable.
Delicate Arch is a 52 feet tall freestanding natural arch located in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, USA.
This photo was taken from underneath the arch.