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Bioacoustics: What nature’s sounds can tell us about the health of our world

Recording the soundscapes of our ecosystems is a burgeoning field that allows researchers to better decode what the Earth is saying. But are we listening?  

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People & Culture

Michelle Valberg on her career as a wildlife photographer

The Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence shares her experience getting into the field of wildlife photography, where she finds inspiration and more 

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People & Culture

Two Canadian photographers shortlisted for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award

Martin Gregus and Brittany Crossman are two nominees for the prestigious competition developed and produced by the National History Museum

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Polar bear Hudson Bay coast

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Among the bears

Photographer Martin Gregus recounts his summer 2020 expedition to the western coast of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba

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a collage of wildlife photos including a polar bear, horse, gosling, cheetah, gorilla, loon, grizzly bear and fox

Wildlife

Video: Celebrate Earth Day 2020 with images of wildlife from around the world

Michelle Valberg, Photographer-In-Residence, compiles some of her favourite wildlife images to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

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The grand prize winner of the 2018 Wildlife Photography of the Year competition, an eastern coyote crossing a road, by Brittany Crossman

People & Culture

Announcing the winners of the 2018 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Competition

The best of the best images of Canadian wildlife from the annual competition hosted by Canadian Geographic in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature

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Confessions of a Naturalistus ignoramus

Learning to spot wildlife with a Naturalistus extremus (Robert Bateman) in B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

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The call of the loon

These iconic birds have added magic to the soundscapes of Canada’s lakes for millions of years — but will we hear them forever? 

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Vancouver Island marmot

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Birds, butterflies, bears, bats and… babies!

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Kids

Animal Facts: Great blue heron

As the largest heron in North America, the great blue heron stands about one metre tall.  …

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Kids

Animal Facts: Bald Eagle

The bald eagle is one of Canada's largest birds of prey and is well-known for its regal appearance and contrasting coloured feathers. 

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A common loon glides through a lake

Wildlife

10 birds to look for in Canada this summer

The search for these iconic Canadian birds will take you to some of the most scenic locations the country has to offer

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Animal Facts: Pronghorn

As the fastest land animal in North America, the pronghorn is a highly migratory animal that has incredible vision and can be identified by the horns on its head.  …

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Celebrating Polar Bear Week with a collection of our favourite bear-themed stories

Honouring one of Canada’s most beloved bears with stories about how polar bears hunt, how they are adapting to life on land, how they may have evolved and more!

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Sea otters play among the kelp in Tofino, B.C.

Environment

British Columbia is developing its own law to protect species at risk

Environmentalists hope the long-awaited legislation will compensate for shortcomings in the federal Species at Risk Act

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Glass sponge reef in B.C.'s Hecate Strait

Wildlife

B.C.’s glass sponges “cough” to unclog blocked pores

New research reveals these unique animals evolved a way to rid their systems of excess sediment — but the sponges may be having trouble keeping up with human activity in their habitat

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The marsh boardwalk through Point Pelee National Park at sunset

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Photos: Point Pelee National Park at 100

Established in 1918, Canada’s southernmost national park is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers alike

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Snow geese in flight

Science & Tech

Explosion démographique de l’oie des neiges

Des experts inuits et des scientifiques d’Environnement Canada collaborent pour gérer une explosion démographique de l’oie des neiges

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People & Culture

Our best photos of 2018

A look back at the most awe-inspiring and thought-provoking visuals we published this year

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John E. Marriott, wildlife photographer, in the rainforest

People & Culture

Behind the covers: My journey as a published wildlife photographer

A noted Canadian wildlife photographer who often contributes to Canadian Geographic shares the story of his big break

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Travel

Stunning photos of Namibia and Botswana

Discover the natural wonders of southern Africa on an overland journey from Cape Town, South Africa to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

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Scarlet ibises fly above flooded lowlands, near Bom Amigo, Amapá, Brazilian Amazon.

People & Culture

12 incredible images from the 2018 World Press Photo Contest

Tour of winning images to make four Canadian stops, starting July 20 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa

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Wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini

Wildlife

Q&A: Wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini on her travel plans, essential gear and “3 Ps”

Canadian Geographic’s newest Photographer-in-Residence gives us a glimpse at her process

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A male bison who refused to stay in his pen near Lorette, Man. has been immortalized in song. Pictured: not the real Freddy—but look at that determined stride! (Photo: Nicole Lauren/Can Geo Photo Club)

People & Culture

Video: The song inspired by a Manitoba town’s famous runaway bison

Penned by a Toronto-based composer, “Run Freddy Run!” tells the story of Manitoba’s unique relationship with bison

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A North Atlantic right whale swims alongside a trio of bottlenose dolphins.

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Shrinking right whales, cicada backing bands and a big catch

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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A rufous hummingbird flying

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: All-star hummingbirds, a “landscape of fear” and newborn whooping cranes

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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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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Kids

Animal Facts: Arctic fox

As one of Canada's most beautiful mammals, the Arctic fox is well-known for its white fur which is why it's often referred to as the snow fox. 

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Travel

David McEown’s Antarctic impressions

One Ocean Expeditions’ artist-in-residence on the Antarctic’s ‘fantastical’ lure, having king penguins critique his work and why he lets his paint flash-freeze

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Wildlife

Walking away from the wild side

In a new book, Max Foran denounces Canada's failures in protecting its wildlife from human exploitation

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Boats, Rivière Maquatua, Wemindji, eastern James Bay, Eeyou Istchee

Travel

Photos: Living on Eeyou Istchee

The residents of eastern James Bay, or Eeyou Istchee (‘the people’s land’), are opening their territory to visitors. Here’s a glimpse at a few communities in the region.

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Kenzie Wakefield begins the rugged trail to Mt. St. Patrick, the highest peak in the park, as part of her first week of training and getting to know the lay of the land.

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Photos: Life in the park at the edge of the world

This is not your average summer job

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