Great Canadian Photography: Our Canada’s Celebrate Canada Photo Contest
What better way to kick off Our Canada’s Share Your Canada Photo Contest than to celebrate last year’s winners? Take a gander at this gallery of prize-winning photographs, and submit your entry today!
1st Place: $500 – “A Gathering Place”
Winning photographer: Doug Sully, Oxbow, Sask.
“This shot was taken just west of Oxbow one September in the late afternoon. I was returning from nearby Estevan and, spotting these bison in the meadow with that cloud formation in the background, I thought it would make a great picture. I’m one of those people who always has my camera with me!”
2nd Place: $300 – “Echoes of the Past”
Winning photographer: Carol Beggs, Winnipeg
“This photo was taken in the abandoned ghost town of Bents, Sask. This grain elevator is one of the last remaining wooden elevators in Canada. It will eventually succumb to the elements, so I think it is important to document it while it still stands. An old tractor sits forlornly in the fore- ground speaking of a time gone by. To me, this is a quintessentially Prairies scene: a big sky at sunset, a grain elevator and an old farm tractor. It speaks to me of a bygone era in Canadian history.”
3rd Place: $200 – “Best Buddies”
Winning photographer: Bruce Raby, Perth, Ont.
“I snapped this photo in Coral Harbour, Nunavut, among swarms of mosquitoes last July. These two young boys were fascinated by my camera, so I let one of them take quite a few pictures before taking this image myself.”
Runner-Up – “Fight or Flight”
Winning photographer: Mercedes Blair, Bible Hill, N.S.
“I captured this photo at ‘Eagle Watch 2015’ in Sheffield Mill, N.S. They hold the watch every winter in a field near a chicken farm. Out of the hundreds of photos I’ve taken at Eagle Watch, this is one of my favourites, as it demonstrates that eagles are truly amazing birds!”
Runner-Up – “Harvest Watch”
Winning photographer: Arnold Waldner, Turin, Alta.
“In August of 2014, I took my kids Tyson and Alexandra out to see the combines in the field. While they stood watching them, I realized it would make a nice photo, so I quickly snapped one with my phone.”
Runner-Up – “Horseplay”
Winning photographer: Shawn Cormier, Moncton, N.B.
“I had just purchased a new telephoto lens and was trying it out when I saw this horse up the road frolicking on his back. I hurried ahead and managed to capture this shot while he was still rolling around in the snow.”
Runner-Up – “Majestic Beast”
Winning photographer: Dan Wever, Grande Prairie, Alta.
“I captured this photo on a dreary fall day after vacationing in Jasper, Alta. Both my wife and I saw a lot of elk around Jasper National Park, but when I spotted this big bull elk standing there with the hazy mountains in the background-well, I’m just glad I can share the shot with Our Canada readers!”
Enter Our Canada’s Share Your Canada Photo Contest!
What does Canada mean to you? Is it breathtaking landscapes, amazing wildlife or the wonderful people that call this country home? Show us the Canada you know and love for a chance to win!
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200