Abraham Lake is situated in the Canadian Rockies in western Alberta, Canada. The lake is not naturally occurring. It was formed in 1972 with the construction of a nearby dam. The lake is not naturally occurring. It was formed in 1972 with the construction of a nearby dam. The lake is 20 miles long with a surface area of 20.7 square miles. Photographer Emmanuel Coupe was born 1974 in Paris, France. Studied photography and arts in Greece under Platon Rivelis (1990-1992) and in Los Angeles (1998-2002). He is a participant in the 2011 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest for this photo of frozen lake in Canada. For this series photographer received and the gold award in this year’s PX3 competition. The PX3 awards are the most prestigious European awards that recognize photographic works for excellence in originality, creativity, excellence of execution and overall impact.