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