We get to see a lot of shared images of Jasper, and we have to say: we are constantly astounded by the photographic talent we see from both locals and visitors alike. So starting now, on the brink of a new year, we're going to start highlighting a few of our favourites every month on our website. To have your photos considered, share them on instagram and include the hashtags #venturebeyond and #myjasper.
Here are our top picks from December. Now, who wants to put on some gloves and get snap-happy in the snow?
A bright Geminid meteor over Lake Edith in Jasper National Park. I'm thrilled to share that my previous shot from Lake Edith of the 4 Geminid meteors was selected as the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day! You can check out my story for a link or simply visit nasa.apod.gov to check it out. I don't think it's any secret that Jasper is one of my favorite places, so I was incredibly happy to have an image taken there represented on the APOD site. Nikon D800E - @sigmaphoto 24mm f1.4
We couldn't have been happier for photographer Jack Fusco when he announced that the photo above had been chosen by NASA (as in the organization that left human's first footprints ON THE MOON, nbd) as their Astronomy Picture of the Day. A lot of late nights go into astrophotography, and we're honoured he's so eager to spend them in Jasper's Dark Sky Preserve.
Once you've been to Jasper, you can never really leave. Wait, that came out wrong, and kind of Hotel California-y. To be clear, you're allowed to leave just like Instagram user @wildfrolicker did, but there's a little piece of Jasper that will always be in your heart. There, that's better.
One more photo from our little night ice skating mission with @brittaniswail Even though we'd seen a plenty of falling stars it just never appeared in the captured photos. Eventually we ended up being satisfied with this back lighting technique and unintended lens flare, which looks kind of northern light-ish. #venturebeyond #myjasper #explorejasper #jaspernationalpark #alberta #explorealberta #parkscanada #canada #explorecanada #mplstaff2017 #mpljasper #pyramidlake #pyramidisland #canadian #sharecangeo #myjasper #rockymountains #wildlycreative #canon7d #travelalberta #canoncanada
Has our national pastime ever looked more spectacular? The dramatic backlighting, the stars, the Power Pose!
The best new feeling fits like old sweaters and tastes like warm coffee ❄️ . . Dear Jasper National Park, you are like an Ansel Adams painting. This was a very long day. It started at 6am, @livelikeitsthewknd and I made our way down the entirety of the Icefields Parkway, making our fair share of stops along the way, to the little mountain town of Jasper. Then on to this gem, Pyramid Lake. When you visit Banff, you must add the drive to Jasper to your itinerary. Yes I know it’s long but it’s WORTH IT! No excuses people. Have you ever visited a place that looks like a painting but you’re standing in the middle of it? In real life. . Cozy Sorel Tofino II’s from @athleta ❤️ Shop them via @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2tGAU #liketkit #DOY2017 #DestinationOfTheYear #explorecanada #explorejasper #jaspernationalpark #VentureBeyond #MyJasper #gotouring #wonderful_places #wintermagazine #folkscenery #smartertravel #bestvacations #fodorsonthego
Flattery will get you everywhere -- especially Ansel Adams-related flattery. Glad you enjoyed your visit, @livelikeitsthewknd and @hannahrheaume!
With sparkling slopes and a mountainous backdrop, it's hard to take a bad photo at Marmot Basin. Still, we love the unique angle and lighting of this action shot so much that we'll forgive you for not inviting us out. See you on the mountain soon!
Be still our tender, shinny-loving hearts. We've reached Peak Canada.