Nature Canada

The 2020 Nature Photo Contest winner is…

Mama, more please! The Owls by Fan Song

“I found out a barred owl couple nested in the woods of Ottawa Greenbelt. I spent a lot of time with them in order to understand their behaviors. This picture was taken the late springtime when the first Owlet ventured the outside world. The Mom would fly to the Owlet every 15 to 30 minutes to preen and cuddle the kid. It was the sweetest time to capture this special moment in the beautiful spring setting! Feel the love between the great mom and the kid.” — Fan Song

Congratulations to our 2020 Photo Contest Winner: Fan Song

With over 7500 submissions this year, it was incredibly difficult to select the top images to include in our 2021 Calendar!

Mama, more please! The Owls photographed by Fan Song has undoubtedly captured the eyes of both of our esteemed panel of judges and nature lovers across Canada.

As we come together digitally during this strange time, our hope is to encourage more Canadians to celebrate the plants and animals, landscapes, and nature moments that bring us joy and happiness. With such stunning photos and beautiful stories, we hope that our 2021 Nature Canada Calendar truly makes you feel connected to the wildlife and wilderness that you help protect.
Thank you to all the Canadian photographers across the country who have submitted their outstanding nature photos.

Thank you to all our incredible judges: Michelle Valberg, Meg Beckel, Les Stroud, Laura Bombier, Sandy Sharkey and Michael Tayler.

Thank you to all our generous sponsors who donated several incredible prizes that will further engage people with nature across Canada. Thank you to Black Feather, WHYNOT Adventure, BROME Bird Care, OWL Rafting, Bird Kingdom, Éco-Odyssée, The Camera Store, Vancouver Water Adventures, Scenic Caves Nature Adventure, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Hockey Hall of Fame, Casa Loma, Canyon Sainte-Anne, East Coast Outfitters, Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, Fundy Discovery Aquarium/Huntsman Marine Science Centre Aquarium, Tentree, 1000 Islands Kayaking, Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, terra20, and Bellroy.

And most importantly, thank you for continuing to inspire us on our journey to bring Canadians closer to nature!

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