Making a Splash: Canada’s Best Water Photography
We challenged you to capture subjects making a splash in Canada’s lakes, rivers and streams, and you delivered the goods! Check out this joyous collection of original Canadian photography.
This beautiful shot by Sean Donnelly of Ontario certainly has us wishing summer could last a few months longer each year. Thanks for sharing, Sean!
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Our “Making a Splash” Theme Pic Challenge inspired Charlotte Henin of Alberta to send us this wonderful photo of her and Indie the rescue dog on a camping trip. We’re not dog experts, but it looks like he had a blast!
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Dog meets water
Either this fur baby is afraid of water, or it just had the time of its life making a splash. We’re hoping it was the latter. Thanks for sharing, Shannon!
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Amy Muschik of Ontario writes: “My newlywed friends enjoying a playful splash in the pond at the end of a super hot day. They held their red and white-themed wedding at the trailer park where they spend summer weekends. I just loved the fun they are having.” Thanks for sharing, Amy!
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Fun in the sun
Karen Allin of Ontario totally nailed our theme pic challenge with this shot of grizzly bears having fun in the water on a hot day at the Toronto Zoo. Bears like to have some play time, too!
Let’s play catch
Here’s another photo by Karen Allin, who really nailed our theme of “making a splash.” You don’t have to be a dog person to find this game of catch on the shores of Lake Ontario absolutely adorable.
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Up, up and away
No creature makes a showier (or more powerful) splash in the water than a humpback whale. Paul O’Toole captured this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment near Cape Spear, Newfoundland last July.
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Baby Spencer sure looks like he’s enjoying his first summer at the beach. Bonus points for the Canadian flag!
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Our Theme Pic of the Month Challenge inspired Nicole Watson of Ontario to send us this marvelous shot of a loon, which she took while out on her canoe in the early morning.
Julie Hayes-Ruffo of Ontario writes: “On our last full day before leaving Manitoulin Island, we decided to bust out the canoes! Let me tell you, by the time we found this amazing secluded beach, we were so sweaty that we all just jumping in the water wearing our clothes!” Thanks for sharing, Julie!
Twist and shout
Heather Korlak of British Columbia writes: “My daughter Madeleine making a splash in our beloved Brereton Lake, Whiteshell Provincial Park in Manitoba. We come home every summer from B.C. and it feels so good to get in that lake!”
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Frank Koenig of Alberta was lucky enough to capture this special moment—a water bomber pilot finishing his demonstration and thanking audience members at Lac La Biche.
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Jen St. Louis of Ontario was lucky enough to capture this cute little song sparrow as it bathed in her backyard waterfall. Thanks for sharing, Jen! Check out more fantastic photography from backyard bird-watchers.
Sharon Peters of Ontario snapped this lovely black-and-white photo of her granddaughter enjoying the local splash park in Three Hills. Thanks for sharing, Sharon!
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Cathy Gauthier captured this high-speed moment at Lake Cecebe in Magnetawan, Ontario. “This gentleman—not exactly a ‘spring chicken’— shows us how it’s done,” Gauthier writes. Thanks for sharing, Cathy!
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Cheryl Power of Newfoundland and Labrador snapped a shot of these beyond-cute ducklings. They’re not quite making a splash yet, but give them time…
Gertrude Welder of British Columbia snapped this spontaneous shot of what looks to be a fun game of Frisbee at Cold Lake, Alberta.
Noorbanu Mohamedali of Ontario caught this absolutely thrilling picture of a free fall. The carefree atmosphere of cottage living, summed up in a single, spectacular shot!
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