Canada in Bloom: Stunning Flower Photography From Across the Country
After a seemingly endless winter, nothing beats the vibrant colours of Canada in bloom! Check out this gallery of spectacular flower photography.
A sea of yellow
With this striking photograph, Jessica Arnold of McBride, B.C., gives summer's most misunderstood plant its due. "Dandelions might not be everyone's favourite," she says. "Some might even see them as a nuisance, but my grandpa has taught me that they are the best for bees, who get their winter store from dandelions."
Photographer Aiden Mahoney of Stephenville, Newfoundland, snapped this picture in his backyard. Summer comes slowly to western Newfoundland—enjoy these beauties while they last!
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Photographer Rena Nixon of New Minas, Nova Scotia, used depth of field to stunning effect to capture this cherry tree in bloom. Great job, Rena!
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Glenda Cotnam of Thorold, Ontario, shared this dramatic close-up of a brilliant red poppy. You can almost reach out and touch those pleated petals!
Along the river trail
This photo by Tracy Vandermeulen of Carman, Manitoba, proves that tree blossoms can rival the prettiest annuals in the beauty stakes.
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Pretty in pink
Photographer Jeanette Grimshaw of Hamilton, deserves major props for this detailed photo of a pink rose. Simply gorgeous!
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Tulips are always a beautiful sign that summer is right around the corner! Thanks to Pierrette Carriere of North Bay, Ontario, for the snapshot.
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In living colour
These eye-popping fuchsia and orange ice plants may look like they've been Photoshopped, but that crazy colour contrast is 100 per cent natural! Thanks to the talented Karen Thompson of Kelowna, B.C., for sending it in.
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After the rain
Photographer Andrea Arnold of Calgary says, "Rain makes everything brighter. Just a walk around the neighbourhood was all that was needed for this find!"
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Photographer Angelina Minor of Port Coquitlam, B.C., took this photo along the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet. "They were clinging to the side of the rock face as the Pacific Ocean crashed below," she says.
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Monarch of the glen
Ted Gough of London, Ontario, definitely caught a "photo bomb" in action—this caterpillar is trying to steal the show!
Canada Day display
Photographer Lillian Kennedy of Maces Bay, New Brunswick, captured these beautiful roses in bloom on July 1—Canada's birthday! Thanks for sharing, Lillian.
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A bumblebee's life
The colours of this bumblebee and purple viper are positively gorgeous. Thanks to Sydney Donkers of Bancroft, Ontario, for sharing.
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Up close and personal
There's often so much beauty to be found by going "macro," as witnessed in this detailed capture by photographer Brenda Snape of Aurora, Ontario.
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Erla McCormick of Sarnia, Ontario, managed to beautifully capture these hardworking bees.
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Want to stop and smell the flowers? You can't go wrong with lilacs—arguably the most aromatic flowers on a warm early summer's day. Thanks to Kimberly Wood of Peterborough, Ontario, for sharing.
Shades of gold
Native to the mountains of central Europe, this beautiful golden chain tree looks right at home here in Canada. This was taken by Josee Blagdon of Victoria.
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Future green thumb
Joyce Stolte of Edmonton says, "My grandson, Micah, enjoying the tulips. Wanted to see if they smelled good!"
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Maryse Tremblay of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, makes the textures come alive with this snapshot of Echinacea Purpurea—part of the sunflower family.
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Wild and free
Photographer Sharon Peters of Three Hills, Alberta, captured these colourful wildflowers along the North Cape Coastal Drive on Prince Edward Island.
Field of dreams
Planted in neat and tidy rows that stretch beyond the crest of a hill, this magnificent lavender field truly showcases the splendour of Canada in bloom. Thanks to Norma Keith of Baltimore, Ontario, for sharing!
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Photographer Tammy Green of Harrington Harbour, Quebec, says, "These yummy berries are called cloudberries—they are very popular here on the Lower North Shore." Thanks for sharing, Tammy!
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