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Rorqual whales take in large quantities of water when lunge feeding. (Photo: Robin Agarwal, CC BY-NC 2.0)

Photo: Robin Agarwal, CC BY-NC 2.0
Plus: Arctic-bound beavers, New Brunswick’s rare vulture visit, Manitoba’s cougar comeback and Canada’s feistiest flora
Aerial shot of the big bar land slide in fraser river

Workers seen on top of the cliff at the Big Bar landslide on the Fraser River in July 2019. Fisheries and Oceans Canada officials said that 99 per cent of early Stuart sockeye and 89 per cent of early chinook salmon were lost that year. The fish couldn’t make it past the landslide. (Photo: Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

“We just knew no fish would get by. Not without our help.” Behind the scenes of the epic campaign to save a Fraser River salmon run.
In the boreal forest, where secretive lynx depend on the snowshoe hare to survive, climate change threatens to upset this longstanding predator-prey relationship

A caribou, silhouetted by the setting sun, shakes off water after crossing the Leaf River in Nunavik, Quebec's far north. Photographer Jean-Simon Bégin is our Canadian Photographer of the Year. (Photo: Jean-Simon Bégin)

Photo: Jean-Simon Bégin
Canadian Geographic is proud to recognize 13 outstanding photographers who captured some of the best images of 2021

The non-human face of the climate crisis: This eastern grey kangaroo and her joey, encountered near Mallacoota in the state of Victoria, Australia, were among the lucky survivors of intense bushfires that devastated parts of southeastern Australia in the summer of 2019-2020. (Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur/Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
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
A herd of Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) on Matveev Island, Russia. (Photo: © Yulia Bogomolova/WWF-Russia)

A herd of Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) on Matveev Island, Russia. (Photo: Yulia Bogomolova/WWF-Russia)

Photo: Yulia Bogomolova/WWF-Russia
Project will use satellite imagery to track walrus populations and habitats and guide their conservation
A grizzly bear lies dead on the side of the road

In the Elk Valley of British Columbia, 25 per cent of elk mortalities and 30 per cent of grizzly deaths are due to vehicles. (Photo: Clayton Lamb)

Photo: Clayton Lamb
This past summer an ambitious wildlife under/overpass system broke ground in B.C. on a deadly stretch of highway just west of the Alberta border. Here’s how it happened.
Three polar bears cast long shadows as they move across snowy Arctic scenery

Since the start of satellite records in 1979, the number of days per year that sea ice is present has declined in each subpopulation’s region. (Photo: Andreas Preußer, CC BY-ND 3.0)

Photo: Andreas Preußer, CC BY-ND 3.0
The latest population statistics reflect the expensive, dangerous and complex nature of polar bear research — but innovative new techniques may offer a solution
Leach's storm petrels fly above rough sea

Strong winds have been pushing petrels off course and into a number of coastal Newfoundland towns. (Photo: Richard Crossley, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Photo: Richard Crossley, CC BY-SA 3.0
Plus: protecting Canada’s caribou and the struggle of the black spruce
Caribou stands in the snow

Caribou in Northern Ontario face threats from both climate change and expanding resource development. (Photo: Susan Morse)

Photo: Susan Morse
As interest in Ontario’s mineral-rich Ring of Fire region grows, caribou face threats on multiple fronts. New research could help chart a path to their conservation.
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