Nature Canada
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2023 Nature Photo Contest

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Our 2023 Nature Photo Contest is a celebration of the plants and animals, landscapes, and nature moments that bring us joy and happiness. Our hope is to encourage more Canadians to get outdoors and to connect with nearby nature across the summer months. Canadian photographers across the country will be submitting their artwork for a chance to win prizes and be featured in the Nature Canada 2024 Calendar.

The 2023 Nature Photo Contest is a celebration of the plants and animals, landscapes and nature moments that bring us joy and happiness. Grab your cameras, head outside, and explore all the beauty Canada has to offer. Whether you choose to go for a hike, spend time in a park, or simply enjoy discovering what’s hiding in your own backyard; there is so much to see. The 2023 Nature Photo Contest is a great way to get outdoors and celebrate nature in Canada!

Take a walk down memory lane and find old photos of your favourite nature explorations. Share photos of nature that will inspire us. The 2023 Nature Photo Contest will be launching on May 23, 2023 and running until August 13, 2023.

Submit on social media Or through the form below

Form submission

Nature Canada's 2023 photo contest has ended.

How to Submit

Please make sure to always include the theme into which you would like to submit your photo! We would also love to hear the story behind the shot! Please make sure to always identify yourself as either an Amateur, Professional, or Youth photographer. Make sure to include #NaturePhotoContest23 when using social media. Twitter submissions should also include @naturecanada in order for entries to be accepted.

Grand Prize

Nature Canada is excited to announce we have partnered with Black Feather the Wilderness Adventure Company for our 2023 Photo Contest Grand Prize. This year’s grand prize winner will receive a five-day sea kayaking trip exploring the Georgian Bay Islands in the 2024 season, valued at over $1,900!

The 30,000 Islands make northeast Georgian Bay a kayaker’s paradise. From a few square meters to several square kilometers, these granite islands form a protective maze for the paddler to explore. Away from the sheltered channels, there are also open bays and crossings to distant islands for the experienced paddler. There is very little soil in this area, and most of the vegetation on the coastline consists of wind-twisted and gnarled trees that are far older than they look. It’s a harsh and fragile environment – the least-settled wilderness on the great bay.


Prize Sponsors


  1. No submissions will be accepted until May 23, 2023. No submissions will be accepted after August 13th, 2023 midnight EST.
  2. Submissions made on social media must include #NaturePhotoContest23 in order to be eligible.
  3. A selection of the top photographs will be presented on our webpage for public voting.
  4. There is no limit as to the number of submissions by a single entrant.
  5. Participation in the Contest constitutes Entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to abide by these Contest Rules and Regulations and the Contest Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.

Photo Contest Rules and Regulations


Laura Bombier (Photographer)

Robin Esrock (Global Adventurer and Travel Writer)

Melissa Hafting (Birder and Conservation Biologist)

Nadya Kwandibens (Photographer)

Alex Miller (President, Esri Canada Limited)

Vivienne Poy (Retired Senator, Author, Activist)

Sandy Sharkey (Photographer, Former Radio Broadcaster)

Seyi Smith (Olympic Athlete, Founder of Racing to Zero)

Les Stroud (Filmmaker, Musician, Author)

Want to Help?

Canada’s wilderness is the world’s envy. It’s our duty to keep our true north strong and green.