Great Canadian Photography: Meet the 2019 Share Your Canada Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our annual photo contest—choosing among such amazing entries wasn’t easy! Here are the winners, along with some other photographers we felt worthy of special mention. Thanks to all who participated!

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Snowy owl - Canadian photographyPhoto: Sandra Harvey

1st Place: $500 – “Snowy Owl”

Winning photographer: Sandra Harvey, Tiverton, Ont.

“I captured this pic of a juvenile great horned owl in Simcoe, Ont., in early winter—it is one of my favourite photos. When I looked at the image in closer detail, I noticed what a personality this little owl has; it makes me smile every time.”

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Elbow Falls, AlbertaPhoto: Eric Rivers

2nd Place: $300 – “Elbow Falls”

Winning photographer: Eric Rivers, Calgary, Alta.

“This is Elbow Falls outside of Bragg Creek, Alta. I love to discover new vantage points from which to showcase the beauty of our country. Part of the joy of photography for me is the joy of exploring; finding new angles and views that show iconic locations from a unique perspective.”

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Canadian photographyPhoto: Maryse Tremblay

3rd Place: $200 – “Peaceful Moment”

Winning photographer: Maryse Tremblay, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que.

“This picture shows my brother, Martin, fishing at his cottage located at Lac-Ashuapmushuan, Que. I love this picture because it reminds me of my father, who used to fish in the same spot almost every night in summer.”

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Abandoned farmhousePhoto: RJ Belcourt

Runner-Up – “Faded Glory”

Photographer: RJ Belcourt, Leduc, Alta.

“I captured this shot of an abandoned farmhouse, with its weathered roof and mossy coat, in Drumheller, Alta. I believe this image serves as a much-needed reminder of the people upon whose sacrifices our wonderful country was built.”

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Canadian photographyPhoto: Ann Lane

Runner-Up: “Nature Lover”

Photographer: Ann Lane, Cobourg, Ont.

“I snapped this pic of my daughter, Olivia, in Northumberland County Forest, north of Cobourg, last fall. Olivia has a deep love of nature and a great sense of adventure! This forest is one of her favourite places to hike.”

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Yellow door in winterPhoto: Marilyn Crotty

Runner-Up – “Bright Spot”

Photographer: Marilyn Crotty, Dildo, N.L.

“The old yellow door on my garden shed looked so bright and colourful covered in freshly fallen snow that I had to snap a picture.”

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Black bear in British ColumbiaPhoto: Tony Joyce

Runner-Up – “Mama Bear”

Photographer: Tony Joyce, Port Moody, B.C.

“My wife Michelle and I spend a lot of time outdoors here on B.C.’s coast, and have been able to recognize some individual black bears year after year. This is Chinook, a mother to many of the bears we’ve watched grow up.”

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Originally Published in Our Canada