Landscape - Nicholas Taffs
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Force of Nature - Canmore, Alberta

The importance of avalanche safety is highlighted in a photograph like this. Helicopters were buzzing around all morning and dropping bombs on the mountaintops and triggering avalanches. Each season, when the snowpack reaches unstable conditions, local municipalities are forced to close roads and mitigate risk. This is one of many measures. This image was taken in the town of Canmore. The avalanche is on the east end of Rundle Mountain.