2020-09-18

Lake Abraham | Alberta

Abraham Lake — Alberta, is a man-made lake created in 1972 during the construction of a Bighorn Dam on the river North Saskatchewan River in western Alberta , in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The area is about 54 square kilometers, the length is 32 km. The reservoir was named after Silas Abraham, a resident of Saskatchewan valley in the nineteenth century. 

The bright blue lake against the backdrop of nearby mountains offers varied and spectacular views from any view and is a favorite of photographers.

lake alberta, alberta canada lake, abraham lake frozen bubbles,

Abraham Lake

Lake Abraham is especially popular for its  ice cover is dotted with amazing patterns that form under the surface of the water from frozen gas bubbles.


The reason for this natural phenomenon is very simple: methane bubbles rise from the bottom of the lake to the already frozen edge of the ice. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and it is extremely flammable gas.

It happens as follows. Plants at the bottom of the lake produce methane throughout the winter, which rises from the bottom of the lake in the form of gas bubbles. Rising from the bottom of the lake, methane bubbles stick into the ice layer and accumulate under the frozen surface. As the temperature decreases, the ice thickness gradually increases, capturing more and more gas bubbles at an ever greater depth. As a result, peculiar columns of bubbles are formed, frozen into the ice at different depths under each other.

The extraordinary beauty of this lake attracts many photographers from all over the world every winter. However, walking along it does not evoke pleasant memories for most photographers. In the Saskatchewan Valley. [first Image / source]

Abraham Lake Canada


lake alberta, alberta canada lake, abraham lake frozen bubbles,
Frozen air bubbles in Abraham Lake [Image / source]

abraham lake ice bubbles, abraham lake bubbles, abraham lake bubbles,
Abraham lake bubbles [Image / source]


abraham lake ice bubbles, frozen methane bubbles, abraham lake, abraham lake,
This lake is a favorite spot for photographers because its ice sheet is dotted with patterns of frozen air bubbles
Image / source


abraham lake ice bubbles, frozen methane bubbles, abraham lake, abraham lake,
Abraham lake Alberta Image / source


abraham lake canada, lake abraham, abraham lake alberta, abraham lake alberta,
Lake Abraham Image / Source

abraham lake canada, lake abraham, abraham lake alberta, abraham lake alberta,
Abraham lake Canada Image / Source

frozen air bubbles in abraham lake, frozen bubbles abraham lake alberta canada,
Abraham Lake Image / Source

frozen air bubbles in abraham lake, frozen bubbles abraham lake alberta canada,
Frozen bubbles Abraham lake Alberta Canada Image / Source

abraham lake ice bubbles, abraham lake bubbles, abraham lake bubbles, abraham lake frozen bubbles
Abraham lake Bubbles Image / Source

Picturesque Canadian Abraham Lake 
abraham lake ice bubbles, abraham lake bubbles, abraham lake bubbles, abraham lake frozen bubbles
Abraham lake ice bubbles Image / Source

Lake Abraham

The lake itself and its surroundings serve as an excellent place for lovers of active recreation and ecotourism. But the lake is remarkable, first of all, for its unusual ice cover, in the thickness of which you can see many frozen gas bubbles. The amazing ice pattern annually attracts many photographers from all over the world to the lake.

No comments:

Post a comment

The Sunken Cemetery, Philippines

The Sunken Cemetery is located on the island of Camiguin, a small island 14 kilometers wide by 33 kilometers long, located in the Bohol Sea....