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Night monkeys in the Amazon Rainforest

Environment

How conservation photographers use social media to help the planet

Photographer-In-Residence Neil Ever Osborne on the role of online photo-sharing communities in the conservation movement

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polar bear cub wapusk national park

Environment

Canadian photographer wins international award for heartwarming image

Daisy Gilardini was awarded the 2016 Grand Prize in the Nature’s Best Photography for her image featuring a mother polar bear with cubs

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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Environment

Getting Closer: Rediscovering nature through bird photography

In an excerpt from his new book, author Paul Sorrell teches how to connect to nature with a photographer's eye

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Robson Bight Day to Night

Environment

Day to Night in Robson Bight

For the latest image in his iconic Day to Night series, photographer Stephen Wilkes set his sights on an important ecological reserve in British Columbia. Here's why. 

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Travel

Canadian landscape photographer Scott Forsyth at Beechey Island in the Canadian Arctic

Travel

Meet Scott Forsyth, Canadian Geographic’s newest Photographer-in-Residence

The Calgary-based landscape photographer shares memorable moments in the field and his advice for aspiring photographers

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Wildlife

History

History

Rail photographer celebrated in new book

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photography

George Hunter, photographer

People & Culture

Images of 20th-century Canada from the country’s most prolific photographer

George Hunter made it his lifelong mission to show Canadians their country. Now, his iconic images have been compiled into a book. 

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People & Culture

Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Michelle Valberg appointed to Order of Canada

Valberg was recognized for her photography and philanthropy raising awareness of Canada’s North

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People & Culture

The RCGS announces Nikon Canada as its Official Photography Partner

Two iconic brands known for exceptional photography join forces to inspire the next generation of photographers

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A bright iridescent orange-and-blue coloured sea slug (nudibranch) is laying eggs on top of a sea sponge

Wildlife

What is a nudibranch? Meet the “high fashion models” of the ocean depths

The naked truth about nudibranchs, in British Columbia and beyond

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Horses in the snow

Travel

Seven tips for cold weather photography

Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Michelle Valberg is no stranger to shooting in extreme temperatures. Here, she shares advice for taking great photos in the cold.

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Stage-lit view of Massey Hall's stage

People & Culture

Documenting Massey Hall’s final days

Photographer Peter Power shares behind-the-scenes photos of Massey Hall’s final days — and early renovations. The building recently reopened after a massive two-year renovation

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A starlit scene in Banff National Park, part of the Skyglow project

Travel

New multimedia project reveals the beauty of the unpolluted night sky

The Skyglow Project is the result of a three-year journey across North America to photograph the stars, raising awareness of the problem of light pollution

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Steve, atmospheric phenomenon

Environment

Meet the aurora chaser who named an atmospheric phenomenon “Steve”

It started as an in-joke among aurora enthusiasts, but the discovery of "Steve" is making waves in the atmospheric science community 

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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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rcgs awards ceremony

People & Culture

Presenting the 2019 RCGS award winners

In celebration of its 90th year, the RCGS handed out awards to a diverse and star-studded roster of honourees

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Travel

Dispatches from Antarctica: South Shetland Islands

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honeybees, apiary, beekeeper

Travel

9 photography tips from Neil Ever Osborne

The Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence shares his tricks for telling better stories and engaging an audience

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Epson SureColor P600 Wide Format Inkjet Printer

Travel

Gear Review: Epson SureColor P600 Wide Format Inkjet Printer

This tool is best suited for the advanced amateur or professional photographer who wants beautiful prints and has desk space to spare 

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Travel

Heli-hiking in B.C.’s Bugaboos

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Travel

Dispatches from Antarctica: Falkland Islands

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Photo of the Alps in Chamonix, France

Travel

This mirrorless camera is perfect for minimalist travel

The Nikon 1J5 camera is compact, lightweight and takes great photos

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Travel

Dispatches from Antarctica: the Falkland Islands

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Travel

To the Himalaya and Back Again

Pat and Baiba Morrow’s tribute to a region and its people

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Travel

A dozen travel-related New Year’s resolutions from Canadian Geographic

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This magical winter shot by a Pangnirtung, NU photographer has gone viral recently.

People & Culture

How a photographer captured this magical Nunavut scene

A Nunavut photographer had his friend throw tea around at -35C. The result is stunning!

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People & Culture

Underwater emperor penguin shot wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest

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People & Culture

Q&A with photographer Harry Bohm

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the 8 stamps that make up the Bears series from Canada Post

People & Culture

Canadian Geographic and Canada Post launch Bears, a new stamp series

The set features photography of Canada’s bear species by Robert Postma and Can Geo Photographer-In-Residence Michelle Valberg

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Photo: Jessica Finn

People & Culture

Photo Editor tips: Five ways to improve your photos

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People & Culture

How to photograph the northern lights at lower latitudes

This photog lives in southern Ontario, but still gets amazing photos of the northern lights. Here’s how.

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Medicine Lake Jasper National Park

People & Culture

Photo competition: What does home mean to you?

Enter the Re:Location photo competition for your chance to win one of three cash prizes 

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People & Culture

Enter the 2022 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year competition!

Submit your best wildlife photos for a chance to win cash prizes and see your work published in Canadian Geographic

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People & Culture

Q&A with Brandon Harvey on photography in the Great Bear Rainforest

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Deline Tsa Tue

People & Culture

Photos: Life inside the Tsá Tué Biosphere Reserve

Photographer Angela Gzowski shares her experience shooting within the Deline community

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People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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People & Culture

The Pause: A pandemic photo essay

As the country retreated to physical distancing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, our interactions with geography altered dramatically. A collection of images that captured how Canadian life changed.

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People & Culture

Photography stamps released from Canada Post

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monarch butterflies covers the forest floor of El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary in Michoacán Mexico

People & Culture

15 incredible images from the 2017 World Press Photo Contest

Three Canadian photojournalists among those honoured for visual storytelling 

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Edward Burtynsky

People & Culture

The change makers: Edward Burtynsky

The renowned landscape photographer on his latest project, Water.

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People & Culture

Sunrise, sunset: 10 amazing ‘golden hour’ images from Can Geo’s Photo Club

There's a reason photographers call it the "magic hour" 

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People & Culture

Nadya Kwandibens photographs the First Nations experience across Canada

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Jerry Whitehead

People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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A woman smiles as she releases a paper lantern inscribed with prayers during the 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival

People & Culture

Photos: Ringing in the new year, Taiwan-style

Neil Ever Osborne gets into the line of fire at the 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival 

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People & Culture

5 tips for photographing lake and ocean waves

Photographer Dave Sandford shares his tips for shooting waves as works of art.

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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Wildlife

The bears of Khutzeymateen Provincial Park

Photographer Michelle Valberg showcases her stunning pictures from within Canada's only grizzly sanctuary

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Wildlife

Canadian photojournalist shortlisted for international award for powerful shot of kangaroo and joey

Jo-Anne McArthur’s photo of a kangaroo and joey who survived the 2020 Australian bushfires is up for the 2021 People’s Choice Award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

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Wildlife

Photos: Bear witness

Celebrating a springtime ritual of polar bear cubs emerging from the dens of Manitoba's famed Wapusk National Park

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ice grizzly, yukon, valberg

Wildlife

Photos: The ice grizzlies of northern Yukon

From September to November, grizzly bears gather in the mountainous Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory to feast on salmon. As the temperature dips, their fur becomes coated in ice, creating an otherworldly look and spectacular photos.

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Wildlife

The best of Paul Nicklen

Wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen shares his favourite shots

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A purple martin silhouetted in flight against a blue sky

Wildlife

Migration in the time of climate change

New technology is helping researchers understand how birds time their migrations when the seasons send mixed signals

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A bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut

Wildlife

New research offers insight into the skin care routine of bowhead whales

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that bowhead whales exfoliate their skin by rubbing against large rocks

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Grizzly bears, cubs, b.c.

Wildlife

Photos: Grizzly bears of B.C.’s Khutzeymateen

Photographer-In-Residence Michelle Valberg takes us on her photography expedition to the famed grizzly sanctuary 

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Baby polar bear

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: baby tigers, scuba lizards and a new Big Five

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Wildlife

10 bird photography tips

Ten tips to take your bird photos to the next level.

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billy goat overlooking a lake

Wildlife

Social for science: Using smartphone photos for research

With millions of photos taken globally each day on smartphones, researchers have found they may also contain important ecological clues about our rapidly changing planet

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Shelley Ball with a chinstrap penguin in Antarctica

Science & Tech

How the Homeward Bound expedition program is empowering women in science

As a biologist and photographer, I had long hoped to visit Antarctica — but this journey was much more than a travel dream fulfilled

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The winners of the Hydro Power Photo Competition

Science & Tech

How we chose the winners of the Hydro Power Photo Competition

Contest submissions revealed unexpected and unique angles on hydro power

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History

Throwback Thursday: Paul Nicklen’s wonderful walrus photos

These old walrus photos from famed wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen are amazing

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History

Throwback Thursday: Canadian Geographic’s foxiest cover

Canadian Geographic's first fox cover drew readers in to photo essay by famed photographer Paul Nicklen

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Places

Remote paradise: The wonder of B.C.’s Triangle Island

Off the northwest tip of Vancouver Island, an isolated speck of “inhospitable” land is home and sanctuary to millions of seabirds

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Exploration

Photographer Wade Davis shares his all-time favourite images

Over his long career as an anthropologist, writer and explorer, Wade Davis has taken an impressive collection of photos. Here's the story behind a few of his self-selected best. 

Louie Kamookak by Robert Carter

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Crucial communication

Part of our roundup of Canada’s 90 greatest explorers, these 15 explorers harnessed the power of storytelling to inspire others to discover and care for our world

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Places

Photos: The stunning biodiversity of Algonquin Provincial Park

Photographer Megan Lorenz shares her experience shooting in Canada's oldest provincial park

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Cambridge Bay, Arctic, Nunavut, snow, ice, cold

Exploration

Photos from the field: Neil Ever Osborne in Nunavut

The Canadian Geographic Photographer-In-Residence shares his visual travel log from a spring trip to Nunavut

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