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June 24th, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Jason Wilde

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Magenta Desires' by Jason Wilde
Today’s Photo of the Day, “Magenta Desires,” was captured and submitted to the Brooks, Streams & Rivers Assignment by Jason Wilde. This stream was created during the early spring as snow melted and flowed into Jones Lake in Fraser Valley, British Columbia. Wilde shot this image with a Pentax K-5 and Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 at … 
June 4th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Snowed In” by Bobo Bird – Ontario, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Wildlife portrait of a Great gray owl in Ontario, Canada against a backdrop of snow and winter conditions
The Great grey owl or Great gray owl (Strix Nebulosa) is a very large owl, documented as the world’s largest species. They are distributed across the Northern Hemisphere. I have been trying for two winters to get pictures of this amazing-looking bird, but without success. One day, a friend told me that one had been spotted … 
May 20th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Lake After Rain” by Henry Liu – Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Fog hanging over a dock in Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada with fall colors from the changing seasons
The weather of the 2007 fall season was kind of dreadful for Ontario landscape photographers. It rained almost every day through the whole color-change season. On October 8th, I led a group of photography friends to Oxtongue Rapids. At that time, it was one of my secret shooting spots. We had a great time shooting … 
March 18th, 2014

Photo of The Day by Justin Russo

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Rabbit Run' by Justin Russo
Wild Cottontail rabbits typically live along the perimeter of large open fields or meadows so they can enjoy the grass and vegetation. In today’s Photo of the Day, Justin Russo caught this cottontail mid-run making his way towards the forest near New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada. Cottontails can run up to 18 mph in a zigzag … 
January 13th, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Ice Dreams’ by Paul Zizka – Haffner Creek, Kootenay National Park, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Ice climbing mountaineering in the Haffner Creek in Kootenay National Park Canada headlamp night time ISO
This image is the latest result from a series of nighttime climbing photographs I have taken here in the Canadian Rockies. With its extensive ice curtains, ghostly trees and rock overhangs, the Haffner Creek canyon in Kootenay National Park is a truly magical place. It is a location that quickly came to mind when winter … 
November 22nd, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Moraine Lake’ by Jane Timmerman – Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Mirror lake reflection captured in Alberta Canada Banff National Park film Agfa Optima
Living fairly close to the Alberta, Canada border, a friend and I were making our annual quick trip to Banff National Park in Canada. Moraine Lake is absolutely gorgeous — pretty much our favorite place of all. We were there in early October of 1998, before that area closes, and visitors were minimal. A fresh … 
August 26th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Shoulder Check’ by Henrik Nilsson – North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Short eared owl in flight over a field fast shutter speed
Every year we are fortunate to have short eared owls travel through the region. For most wildlife photographers, owls are an irresistible subject. In this particular field, there were up to six owls flying about at any given time. Now, I’m not a big believer in chasing wildlife to get a shot, so how did … 
July 10th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Island Moon’ by Peter Scott Eide – Between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie on the North Shore of Lake Superior, Ontario, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Black and white double exposure of moon and landscape along the Great Lakes Lake Superior in Ontario Canada
My photograph titled “Island Moon” was taken along the northern shore of Lake Superior, within Ontario, Canada. This has been a favorite location of mine since I first came upon it well over a decade ago. I continue to use film for all of my photography, and this image was made using in-camera double exposure, … 
June 19th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Abraham Lake Icescape’ by Chip Phillips – Canadian Rockies near Banff National Park, Alberta

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Icescape and frozen bubbles, photograph taken on a frozen Abraham Lake near Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Abraham Lake is one of my all time favorite places to photograph. It is located in the Canadian Rockies just outside of Banff National Park. Around late November the lake starts to freeze over and slowly becomes a photographers paradise. Using crampons for traction, I was able to walk out on the lake and capture … 
March 4th, 2011

Quite a Week

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Celestial Dance
Last night was our final one at Blachford Lake, and it didn’t disappoint. After a slow beginning at 7:30 pm, the lights really got going 3 hours later with a dramatic burst of activity that had everyone outside and gaping skyward.  I tried getting some broader landscapes like this one to balance the many detail …