Size Matters: Your Best Big and Small Photography

In what would turn out to be one of our most popular Theme Pic Challenges ever, we asked you to share your best “Big and Small” photography. Check out the striking contrasts in scale that these amazingly talented shutterbugs captured on camera!

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Baby feetPhoto: Diana Gorski

Big Hands, Tiny Feet

Our "Big and Small" Theme Pic Challenge inspired Diana Gorski of Edmonton to send us this magical shot. "One of the most amazing life experiences is the arrival of little feet," she writes. We happen to agree!

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our-canada-big-small-treesPhoto: Joyce Stolte

Can You Imagine Counting Those Rings?

Joyce Stolte of Edmonton writes, "The giant redwood in California and the small tree growing beside it is quite a contrast in size." Thanks for sharing, Joyce.

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Woman standing next to Transformers replicaPhoto: Norma Keith

Attack of the Fifty Foot Robot

Have you ever seen a Transformers movie and thought to yourself, "Just how big are those robots really?" Well, this ingenious shot from Norma Keith of Baltimore, Ontario, should give you the answer!

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our-canada-big-small-ducksPhoto: Cheryl Power

Family Affair

Cheryl Power of Newfoundland and Labrador was lucky enough to capture this adorable moment between a new mother and her fuzzy ducklings.

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Little boy sitting next to giant pumpkinPhoto: Mike Lane

Pumpkin Season

Mike Lane of Saanichton, B.C., perfectly captures our "Big and Small" theme. We know what you're thinking: that 245 pound pumpkin would make a heck of a jack-o-lantern!

Check out more gorgeous fall photography here.

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Praying mantisPhoto: Isabelle Marozzo

Extreme Close-Up

Isabelle Marozzo of Norland, Ontario, was able to capture this newly hatched praying mantis on a daisy with her trusted macro lens. Thanks for sharing, Isabelle!

Don't miss this mind-blowing gallery of macro insect photography.

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Big and small white dogs in fieldPhoto: Sandra Quirion

Fur Babies

We can't decide which dog in Sandra Quirion's sweet snap is cuter! Let's compromise and call a tie...

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Dog meeting a butterflyPhoto: Isabelle Marozzo

Nose to Nose

Here's another awesome photo from Isabelle Marozzo. Lucy the dog sure looks like she's a lover of nature (and small creatures)!

Can you guess the dog breed based on its puppy picture?

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Snowy mountainsPhoto: Deb Sandau

Heart-Shaped Face

Here's something you don't see every day! Deb Sandau of Red Deer, Alberta, captured this amazing shot of a "heart" in the middle of mountains.

Don't miss this awe-inspiring gallery of Canadian Rockies photography.

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Man swimming in ocean while watching the sunsetPhoto: Sean Donnelly

Sunsets and Silhouettes

The great comedian Steven Wright once said, "The world's a small place, but I wouldn't want to paint it." This photograph by Sean Donnelly of Sarnia, Ontario, certainly captures every colour of nature's great canvas.

Check out more great Canadian water photography submitted by our readers.

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Couple walking in forestPhoto: Noorbanu Mohamed

Scenic Stroll

These high trees absolutely tower over a pair of hikers in this photo by Noorbanu Mohamedali of Scarborough, Ontario.

These are Canada's greatest hikes.

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our-canada-big-small-horsesPhoto: Kim Goslin

Wild Horses

Our "Big and Small" Theme Pic Challenge inspired Kim Goslin of Burns Lake, B.C., to share this breathtaking shot of a mare and foal in a driveway near Takysie Lake.

This is what it's like photographing the wild horses of Alberta.

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our-canada-big-small-dunesPhoto: Beverly Lafortune

The World's Smallest Desert

Beverly Lafortune of Kanata, Ontario, writes: "Carcross Dunes are the result of a glacial process that started about 10,000 years ago. The Desert is in the Yukon and the sand dunes are ever-changing because of the winds. It was a big climb to the top and once there, it dropped off about 50 feet." It looked like quite the adventure!

The Carcross Desert, which holds the distinction of being the "world's smallest desert," made our countdown of the best Canadian attractions you've never heard of!

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Young zebra with its motherPhoto: Karen Allin

Stars in Stripes

Karen Allin of Mississauga, Ontario, captured this beautiful photo of a young zebra with its mother at the African Lion Safari. That youngster will definitely be bigger... One day.

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our-canada-big-small-parliamentPhoto: Fred Allin

On Guard For Thee

Fred Allin of Etobicoke, Ontario, writes: "My daughter at the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. If you look closely she is missing her teeth and the guard is holding some teeth." Thanks for sharing, Fred!

Here are 10 more shots that capture the spirit of Canada Day.

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Green bug on a leafPhoto: Sheri Sanders

A Bug's Life

This tiny guy paid a visit to Sheri Sanders' backyard in Elkford, B.C. It was a quarter of an inch long and only landed for an instant, but Sheri managed to capture the bright green bug in all its glory. The result is like something out of National Geographic!

Don't miss this gorgeous gallery of your best green photography.

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Elk Lakes Provincial Park, British ColumbiaPhoto: Sheri Sanders

River Deep, Mountain High

Here's another shot from Sheri Sanders, who really nailed the "Big and Small" Theme Pic Challenge. This man is absolutely dwarfed by the mountains and broad river valley at at Elk Lakes Provincial Park in British Columbia!

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Red deck chairs overlooking Rocky MountainsPhoto: MacDonald Cameron

Tunnel Mountain Twins

MacDonald Cameron of Bow Island, Alberta, writes: "The majestic Rocky Mountains seem to dwarf the Parks Canada red chairs. This was a very cold morning last December, on top of Tunnel Mountain in Banff." Thanks for sharing, MacDonald!

Heading to Canada's most majestic mountain town? Check out our guide to the best things to do in Banff on your next vacation..

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Mother goose with Goslings under wingPhoto: Mel Diotte

Under Her Wing

Everybody say, "Awww!" Mel Diotte of LaSalle, Ontario, captured this sweet shot of a mother goose with goslings under her wing.

You'll also love this gallery showcasing maternal love in the wild.

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Sunset set through trees in the woodsPhoto: Cathy Gauthier

Framed By Foliage

Cathy Gauthier of Magnetawan, Ontario, writes, "A small tunnel I travel to get out into that big world as the sun rises. Visiting family in Whitby, this is the way I took my dogs to get out into that field for their walks a few times a day." Is it just us, or does this remind you of a scene from Gone With the Wind?

This gallery of great Canadian road trip photography will inspire your wanderlust!

Originally Published on ourcanada.ca