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Images of Emerald Lake, Yukon


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Emerald Lake, Yukon
Artful Chemistry
The beautiful blue-green colour of Emerald Lake is created by sunlight refelecting off a white layer of "marl" on the lake bed.
Marl is a white calcium carbonate clay that forms in the water and then settles, often unevenly, onto the lake bottom. It forms when enough carbonate from dissolving limestone racts with calcium in the water.


Lit by a full moon - February 1, 2007 Emerald Lake, Yukon


March 2, 2007 Emerald Lake, Yukon
March 2, 2007 Emerald Lake, Yukon


April 5, 2011 Emerald Lake, Yukon
April 6, 2006 Emerald Lake, Yukon


April 14, 2007 Emerald Lake, Yukon
April 23, 2010 Emerald Lake, Yukon


April 24, 2011 Emerald Lake, Yukon
April 25, 2007 Emerald Lake, Yukon


April 29, 2009 Emerald Lake, Yukon


May is the month of the greatest changes in the appearance of the lake. Exactly when the ice disappears to reveal the colours of the water varies from year to year, but can generally be described as mid May.

May 3, 2004 Emerald Lake, Yukon
May 5, 2010 Emerald Lake, Yukon


May 5, 2011 Emerald Lake, Yukon
May 10, 2007 Emerald Lake, Yukon


Fresh snow on May 11, 2011 Emerald Lake, Yukon
May 15, 2008 Emerald Lake, Yukon


May 23, 2007 Emerald Lake, Yukon


June 3, 2009 Emerald Lake, Yukon
June 12, 2003 panorama Emerald Lake, Yukon


June 12, 2003 panorama Panoramic photo of Emerald Lake, Yukon
June 22, 2009 Emerald Lake, Yukon


August 28, 2006 Emerald Lake, Yukon
August 28, 2006 Emerald Lake, Yukon


September 9, 2011 Emerald Lake, Yukon
September 9, 2011 Emerald Lake, Yukon


October 22, 2010 Emerald Lake, Yukon
October 25, 2010 Emerald Lake, Yukon


November 8, 2007 Emerald Lake, Yukon


December 1, 2008 Emerald Lake, Yukon
December 5, 2006 Emerald Lake, Yukon


December 8, 2007 Emerald Lake, Yukon
December 28, 2007 Emerald Lake, Yukon