The Lions Over Vancouver

We're finally getting glimpses of summer here in Vancouver and it isn't a moment too soon.  This photo is from Queen Elizabeth Park, a beautiful sanctuary in the city that is really popular with tourists and locals alike.  Went up there to try out the new 70-200 f2.8L mkII I just picked up.  Wanted to try and compress the scene to emphasize how close the core of the city is to the mountains that loom over us from the North.

Many visitors to the city are amazed at seeing a cosmopolitan city, home to more than 2 million people, so close to nature.  We're truly spoiled here.

The Lions are two peaks situated in the North Shore mountains that overlook the city.  They served as inspiration for our Lions Gate Bridge as well the famous Lions Gate Studios.