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Arctic tern on Machias Seal Island, New Brunswick

An Arctic tern on Machias Seal Island, which was once home to about 2,000 pairs of the birds. Today, there are only about 475 pairs. (Photo: Nick Hawkins/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Nick Hawkins/Canadian Geographic
On New Brunswick’s Machias Seal Island, predatory gulls are pushing endangered Arctic tern colonies to the brink, creating a dilemma for wildlife managers
Monarch butterfly on swamp milkweed

A monarch butterfly perched on swamp milkweed. Monarch caterpillars will only eat milkweed, so the plant is vital to the butterfly’s conservation. (Photo: Robert Rutkay/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Robert Rutkay/Can Geo Photo Club
André-Philippe Drapeau Picard of Mission Monarch discusses the threats facing monarchs and how Canadians can help
A female pronghorn with her twins on the Canadian prairie. The species is hailed as a conservation success story, but its future is uncertain. (Photo: Sandra Forbes)

A female pronghorn with her twins on the Canadian prairie. The species is hailed as a conservation success story, but its future is uncertain. (Photo: Sandra Forbes)

Photo: Sandra Forbes
The story of a biologist’s lifelong study of an endangered species — and its future

Sunlight breaks through dark clouds to cast a glow over the Tombstone River Valley near the Talus Lake backcountry campground in Yukon’s Tombstone Territorial Park. (Photo: Victor Liu)

Photo: Victor Liu
A look back at the most awe-inspiring and thought-provoking visuals we published this year
Glacier bear

The “glacier bear” of northwestern B.C. and southeastern Alaska is so rare, even experienced river guides can go decades without seeing one. This image is a screenshot from video footage of a glacier bear recorded by photographer Lance Nesbitt in Alaska. Watch the full video below.

Lance Nesbitt
The elusive “glacier bear” of northwestern B.C. and southeastern Alaska remains a genetic mystery 
John E. Marriott, wildlife photographer, in the rainforest

Wildlife photographer John E. Marriott at work in B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest. (Photo: Pat Roque)
Inset: The cover of the December 2011 issue of Canadian Geographic magazine, featuring Marriott’s image of a grizzly bear and cub.

Photo: Pat Roque
A noted Canadian wildlife photographer who often contributes to Canadian Geographic shares the story of his big break
Laurie Sarkadi Voice in the Wild

In her memoir, “Voice in the Wild,” journalist Laurie Sarkadi shares stories from nearly three decades of living off-grid in Yellowknife, N.W.T. (Images courtesy Caitlin Press)

Images courtesy Caitlin Press
In her memoir, Voice in the Wild, journalist Laurie Sarkadi shares stories from her nearly 30 years living off-grid in the Subarctic, with wolves, bears and caribou as her neighbours
Minister Wilkinson

Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announces a $1 million investment in environmental response equipment in Victoria in September 2018. (Photo: Office of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans)

Photo: Office of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
The new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard sits down with Canadian Geographic for an exclusive interview on a range of topics, from salmon to whales to ‘last ice’
Canadian Geographic January/February 2019 issue

Cover options for the January/February issue of Canadian Geographic. Option 2, showing a glacier bear pausing to look out from behind an evergreen, won with 55 per cent of the reader vote.

Thanks to everyone who voted!
Caribou, like this one in the Northwest Territories, are increasingly threatened across the country. (Photo: Alex Elliott/Can Geo Photo Club)

Caribou, like this one in the Northwest Territories, are increasingly threatened across the country. (Photo: Alex Elliott/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alex Elliott/Can Geo Photo Club
Caribou numbers in Canada are dropping drastically — and quickly — leaving the iconic land mammal on the brink of extinction
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