Photo Friday: Rephotography Captures Mountain Change

Mountains are some of the most rapidly changing landscapes on Earth thanks to climate change and other drivers. To observe these changes within the Canadian Rockies, the Mountain Legacy Project has utilized repeat photography of images taken from past surveys. Exploring changes is as easy as traversing to the project’s website and clicking a point on the map, revealing historical images and their modern counterparts.

Check out four of these photo comparisons below, and visit the Mountain Legacy Project Explorer to discover more wonders from the full catalog.

 

Mt. Edith Cavell within Jasper National Park

 

1915 Photograph of Cavell Meadows
Photograph taken in 1915 of Mt. Edith Cavell and the Angel Glacier within Jasper National Park (Source: Mountain Legacy Project).

 

1999 Photograph of Cavell Meadows
Photograph taken in 1999 of Mt. Edith Cavell and the Angel Glacier within Jasper National Park (Source: Mountain Legacy Project).

 

Thunderbolt Peak within Jasper National Park

 

1915 Photograph of Thunderbolt Peak
Photograph taken in 1915 of Thunderbolt Peak within Jasper National Park (Source: Mountain Legacy Project).

 

1999 Photograph Thunderbolt Peak
Photograph taken in 1999 of Thunderbolt Peak within Jasper National Park (Source: Mountain Legacy Project).

 

Mt. Majestic within Jasper National Park

 

1915 Photograph of Mt. Majestic
Photograph taken in 1915 of Mt. Majestic within Jasper National Park (Source: Mountain Legacy Project).

 

1999 Photograph of Mt. Majestic
Photograph taken in 1999 of Mt. Majestic within Jasper National Park (Source: Mountain Legacy Project).

Columbia Ice-fields within Jasper National Park

Photograph of 1918 Columbia Ice-Fields
Photograph taken in 1918 of the Columbia Ice-Fields taken within Jasper National Park (Source: Mountain Legacy Project).
2011 Photograph of the Columbia Ice-Fields
Photograph taken in 2011 of the Columbia Ice-Fields within Jasper National Park (Source: Mountain Legacy Project).
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