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Our Canada Theme Pic Challenge: On the Move

Your mission last March was to capture Canada “on the move,” and you certainly rose to the challenge! Enjoy these 20 photos of subjects cruising, galloping and rolling along!

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Ford Model T racing competitionPhoto: 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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Cheetah on the move at the Toronto ZooPhoto: 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!

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Trumpeter swansPhoto: 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.

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Motorcycle stuntPhoto: 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!

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Water skiing in MontrealPhoto: 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.

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Beagle mix dog running through snowPhoto: 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!”

Here are the most popular dog breeds in North America.

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Canadian geese on the movePhoto: 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!

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Airplane landing in riverPhoto: 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.

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Horse gallopingPhoto: 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.

Check out some photos from our previous Theme Pic Challenge, Four-Legged Friends.

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Sailboat at sunsetPhoto: 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!

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Professional speed skatersPhoto: 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.”

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Railway across the Montreal RiverPhoto: 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!”

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Boat on Georgian BayPhoto: Vince Ellery

Full power

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

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Little girl playing in lakePhoto: 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!

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Old fashioned wagonPhoto: 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.”

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Seagull on the movePhoto: 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.

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Women's roller derbyPhoto: 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.

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1926 Chevrolet Touring CarPhoto: 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!

Check out some more Canadian car photography!

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Little girl on trainPhoto: 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!

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Kids playing in toy truckPhoto: 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!