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"Tombstone Impression" by V. Lui

Theme:  Capture Canada

Arriving in the tombstone territorial park in Yukon in the best season, when golden colors thrive in the mighty wilderness, I observe the best light at sunset, and say good night to the great landscape.

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"Frozen Planet" by V. Lui

Theme:  Capture Canada

The photo was taken at Abraham lake in Alberta, and the temperature was -25 degree Celsius.

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"North Thailand Rice Field" by D. Gadbois

Theme:  Global Travel

Near Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, found this lay back rice field.  This image try to convey the beautiful location and create the desire from the viewer to join me in this contemplation mood.

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"Between the Clouds and Waterfall" by V. Lui

Theme:  Global Travel

In front of this well known waterfall in Iceland, I was speechless, watching the space between clouds and waterfall, and it seems the whole sky was going to fall, and our planet will be covered by darkness forever after.

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"Bhutanese Folk Song" by S. Caffrey

Theme:  Global Travel

Bhutanese woman performing a traditional folk song with drums in the court yard of the Thimphu Dzong in Bhutan's capital city.

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"Contemplation" by T. Couch

Theme:  Global Travel

At Angkor Wat, Cambodia, a monk waits to join morning prayers.

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"The Look" by J. Huyer

Theme:  Nature

A grizzly bear pauses momentarily from hunting for salmon, at Chilko Lake British Columbia.
 

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"Polar Mom" by L. Kerr

Theme:  Nature

This polar mom was taken about 20 km down the Hudson's Bay Churchill Manitoba, August 2015, she was travelling with her two year old.  

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"Duck" by C. Postma

Theme:  Nature

Photo taken on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, 1000 Islands Region, Ontario, Canada, while travelling.   The water was clear; the light in that brief moment assisted my efforts to capture the detail, both above (and below) the surface of the water.

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"Monster Rising" by J. Anderson

Theme:  Nature

Big bull bison looks like a monster rising from the volcanic depths below after a good dust bath. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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"Hello" by T. Szustaczek

Theme:  Nature

Snyder's Flats, Bloomingdale, ON On this particular hike, I saw turtles, terns, gulls, cormorants, osprey and even a beaver! As we were leaving the park, this tree swallow stuck his head out of his box and posed for me as if to say, "Hello!" 1/125  F5

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"Canada Lynx" by S. Ratcliffe

Theme:  Nature

The Canada lynx is mostly nocturnal but may be active at any time of day. They shelter in areas of dense forest and tend to stay within feet or yards of the treeline. This lynx was shot in Muskoka and was somewhat human tolerant. 

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"Ring-necked Pheasant" by K. Pride

Theme:  Nature

I captured this pheasant purely by chance;  I was approaching a pond to photograph a Great Blue Heron and startled the pheasant. Taken with a Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 100-400 f4.5  (560mm, F9, 1/2000 sec, ISO-1000). Ring-neck Pheasants are not native to Alberta but were introduced from China and East Asia. It is the State Bird for S. Dakota.

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"Dettah Ice Road" by G. Clennan

Theme:  Capture Canada

This self portrait was captured on the Dettah Ice Road located in Yellowknife, NWT.  It is an important ice road which crosses a portion of Great Slave Lake, the deepest lake in North America.  This road is important to local communities as it reduces travel distance and makes the commute safer in the winter.  I feel this image accurately conveys one aspect of the harsh (yet beautiful) environment of Northern Canada.  

https://clennan.smugmug.com/   https://instagram.com/gary.clennan/

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"Vancouver Fog" by J. Preshaw

Theme: Capture Canada

This photo of downtown Vancouver was taken at sunrise. The fog rolls over tall office buildings, the Lions Gate bridge and Stanley Park.

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"Life Passing By" by S. Foster

Theme:  Capture Canada

After work one day I found this great, beautifully lit reflection of the Calgary tower and Palliser hotel in a car window.  I had the idea that it would be interesting to juxtapose these old, static buildings against the blurred image of a car or van passing by to create a more dynamic, exciting scene in the process.  The world is a much faster place now than it was when these old buildings were constructed and compared to 1914, or even 1968, you could say that the world has turned upside down. 

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"Heading Back To The Machine" by S. Foster

Theme:  Capture Canada

I was out during the lunch hour taking photos and came upon this scene at a C-Train station.  I've always admired the architecture at this station and the attached +15 bridge but it is often lit in a way that makes it look rather bland.  On this bright day I found that, by exposing for the highlights, I was able to capture a more powerful, dramatic image and, with all of the angles and lines, it felt almost industrial to me.  This solitary man, framed by all of the hard lines, is completely dominated by the towering architecture around him.  This photo captures the man, in typical white-collar business attire, approaching the entrance of the +15 bridge on his way back to work (the machine) after lunch.

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"Curiosity" by C. Ridley

Theme:  Capture Canada

These fuzzy cows are from a small farm in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, where I was conducting field work for my master's thesis. They stared at me curiously as I snapped some photos while waiting patiently to collect fresh samples.

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"At Peace With the World" by S. Foster

Theme:  Faces Around the World

While on vacation in Kyoto, Japan, I found a tiny bar, which seated no more than about 8 people, where a 3-piece Jazz/Blues band was playing.  The atmosphere was fantastic - very warm and cozy - so I asked if I could take some photos.  I was able to develop a great rapport with the band who were really enjoying themselves.  Meanwhile I found that the bartender had a great, iconic look that I couldn't resist - and I could tell by his love of the music that he was a real patron of the arts and that he didn't mind my intrusions.  This photo captured his relaxed, peaceful vibe while watching the band. 

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"Grandmother" by T. Couch

Theme:  Faces Around the World

Outside of Sappa, Vietnam, a woman displays her hand-dyed yarn at a local market.

 

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"Vibrant" by T. Couch

Theme:  Faces Around the World

In Bundi, India, a local farmer proudly displays her wares.

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"Hairy Koo" by J. Carter

Theme:  Global Travel

Taken while travelling around the Isle of Skye, Scotland, in 2013, with my Nikon D3200 and 55-300mm lens. 

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"Morning Chores" by T. Couch

Theme:  Global Travel

On Sarangkot Hill, Nepal, a local woman finishes her morning chores.

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"At the Watering Hole" by T. Bell

Theme:  Global Travel

Driving through Etosha National park in Namibia, we came across a watering hole where hundreds of animals converged. King among them was this magnificent elephant. His presence dominated the scene. Not even the black rhino could get under his skin.

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"Early to Market" by T. Couch

Theme:  Global Travel

In Hoi An, Vietnam, a local farmer hurries to market.