The very photogenic Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.
It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 m). The lake has a surface area of .5 square kilometres (0.19 sq mi).
The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue.
The color is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.
The image of Moraine Lake is world famous and appears in many places including:
On the reverse side of the 1969 and 1979 issues of the Canadian twenty dollar bill.
In one of the main preview pictures for Google’s operating system Android, Moraine lake was used as a background picture.
Bernard Callebaut print advertisements
In one of the backgrounds available on the Blackberry Pearl.
In one of the backgrounds available on the Palm Pre
In one of Windows 7’s backgrounds in the “Canada” series.
As the Bing homepage on 13 October 2009.