Our Canada Theme Pic Challenge: On the Move

Your mission was to capture Canada "on the move," and you rose to the challenge! Enjoy these 20 photos of subjects cruising, galloping and rolling along.

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on the move - Ford Model T racing competition
Photo: Janice Storch

Tin Lizzie

Janice Storch of High River, Alta. certainly got a handle of our “On the Move” Theme Pic Challenge. Here’s a great shot of a competitor in her community’s annual Ford Model T races. (These vintage bad boys had a top speed of 72 km/h back in the day!)

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on the move - Cheetah on the move at the Toronto Zoo
Photo: Norma Keith

Greyhounds of the desert

Did you know that the average cheetah can accelerate from 0 to 100 km in three seconds? Norma Keith of Baltimore, Ont. managed to capture the fastest land animal in the world on the move at the Toronto Zoo. Thanks for sharing, Norma!

Discover how this photographer captures incredible candid shots of moose.

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on the move - Trumpeter swans
Photo: Bob Wall

Trumpeter swans

Bob Wall of Terrace, B.C. photographed these majestic creatures on their spring migration stopover at Vanderhoof, B.C., before continuing further on their journey north.

This gallery of 20+ beautiful blue jay photos will inspire you to invest in a backyard feeder.

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on the move - Motorcycle stunt
Photo: Frank Koenig

Evel Knievel

Frank Koenig of Morinville, Ont. got a shot of this one-of-a-kind motorcycle maneuver at the 2015 Edmonton Air Show. On the move, indeed!

Get moving with this gallery of great Canadian car photography.

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on the move - Water skiing in Montreal
Photo: Maryse Tremblay

Fun in the Sun

This exhilarating photo by Maryse Tremblay of Dollard-des-Orneaux, Que. was taken at the l’Anse-à-l’Orme Nature Park, located on Lake of Two Mountains, Montreal.

Relive the hazy days of summer with this collection of Canadian cottage photography.

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on the move - Beagle mix dog running through snow
Photo: Cathy Gauthier

Canine explorer

Cathy Gauthier of Magnetawan, Ont. says, “My dog Boo—he’s a beagle mix and loves the snow! After a huge snowfall here at our home in Magnetawan, he is on the move!”

Read about this cross country road trip with two dogs and a cat!

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on the move - Canadian geese on the move
Photo: Natalie Pollock

Fly away home

Photographer Natalie Pollock of Amherstview, Ont. managed to capture this particularly spectacular shot of Canadian geese on the move. Thanks for sharing, Natalie!

You’ll love looking at this gallery of incredible bird photography from across Canada.

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Airplane landing in river
Photo: Fred Allin

Need for speed

Looking at this pic, you can’t help but wonder how good it feels to fly a plane. Photographer Fred Allin of Etobicoke, Ont. snapped this pic while on vacation in the Yukon.

From tall ships to scenic kayak trips, check out this gallery of spectacular boat photography from across Canada.

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Horse galloping
Photo: Deb Sandau

All the pretty horses

Against a striking green backdrop, Deb Sandau of Red Deer, Alta. captures this horse heading to the shade on a warm day.

Don’t miss this gallery capturing the beauty of the wild horses of Alberta.

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Sailboat at sunset
Photo: Sean Donnelly

Master and commander

Photographer Sean Donnelly of Sarnia Ont. brilliantly captures the silhouette of this sailboat against the piercing red of the sun. Thanks for sharing, Sean!

If you’re a fan of one of the greatest spectacles nature has to offer, finish (or start!) your day with this gallery of amazing sunset pictures from across Canada.

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Professional speed skaters
Photo: Roger Lafontaine

Extreme ways

Photographer Roger Lafontaine of Cornwall, Ont. says, “On March 4th, my wife and I went to the locks in Ottawa to view the skating competition. Some of the skaters were flying up to speeds of 60 km per hour. In this picture, one of the athletes lost his footing and was literally flying down the ramp.”

Here’s what it’s like to skate on Ottawa’s Rideau Canal.

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Railway across the Montreal River
Photo: Tim Fletcher

Runaway train

Photographer Tim Fletcher of Grimsby, Ont. says, “The Algoma Central Railway’s Agawa Canyon Tour train passes over the dam at the Montreal River crossing. If you sit far enough back in the train, you can watch the engine cross way up ahead!”

Read this love letter to the golden years of train travel.

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Boat on Georgian Bay
Photo: Vince Ellery

Full power

Photographer Vince Ellery of Etobicoke, Ont. captured this wonderful “on the move” moment on Georgian Bay. Thanks for sharing, Vince!

From tornadoes to blizzards, check out these wild weather pictures snapped by Our Canada readers.

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Little girl playing in lake
Photo: Gertrude Welder

Summer days

Photographer Gertrude Welder of Kelowna, B.C. says, “Playing in the water is so much fun at Cold Lake.” It sure looks like it!

Admire this gallery of 50+ beautiful doors from across Canada.

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Old fashioned wagon
Photo: Amy Muschik

Old fashioned

Amy Muschik of London, Ont. says, “On a summer trip to Bruce Peninsula, we stopped by a pond for lunch where a group of Mennonites were having a picnic. Later down the road we caught up again. I loved how the old fashioned wagon contrasted with the modern highway after the summer rain.”

Here are the coolest places Our Canada readers have taken their magazines to!

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Seagull on the move
Photo: Cheryl Power

King of the sky

What do you think this seagull is looking for? Probably his next feed of fish. According to photographer Cheryl Power of Marystown, N.L., this shot was captured in St. Lawrence, on the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland, this past summer.

Read about the road trip of a lifetime across Newfoundland’s west coast.

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Women's roller derby
Photo: Mike Lane

Whip it!

Did you know that roller derbies originated in the 1930s and 40s? Photographer Mike Lane of Saanichton, B.C. captured these women in action.

Check out this gallery of Canadian history captured on camera.

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1926 Chevrolet Touring Car
Photo: Joyce Stolte

Afternoon ride

According to photographer Joyce Stolte of Edmonton, the children love to ride in their grandfather’s 1926 Chevrolet Touring car. We’re jealous!

Nostalgic for the wide open Canadian countryside? These breathtaking photos of barns will take you back to the farm.

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Little girl on train
Photo: Michelle Boey

Express train

Michelle Boey of Vancouver, B.C. says, “Saying goodbye to Jasper, Alberta.” Don’t worry—you’ll be back in no time!

From lush green foliage to vibrant pink petals, the colours in this gallery of Canadian garden photography are truly a feast for the eyes.

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Kids playing in toy truck
Photo: Lorraine Powell

Riding in style

What do you get when you combine one toy truck with a large field? Two happy kids! Thanks to Lorraine Powell of Merlin, Ont. for sharing!

Next, check out this gallery of 20 dazzling night sky photos from across Canada.

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