Many explorers and armadas dared to find the Fountain of Youth, El Dorado, and Atlantis, but only one discovered paradise.
In 1908, artist Mary Schäffer set eyes on Maligne Lake. She described it poetically: “If Lake Louise is a pearl, Maligne is the entire pearl necklace.”
At the center of its glacier waters, a landmark island, Spirit Island, transfixes whether you are taking it in with your own eyes or studying a view through someone else’s lens. Photographer Rick Schmidt offers his lens in this 500-piece landscape puzzle.