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Jan­uary/fe­bru­ary 2019 show­cases the Cana­dian Wildlife Pho­tog­ra­phy of the Year com­pe­ti­tion win­ners and more

AA herd of wood­land cari­bou stam­pedes through the snow in north­ern Que­bec. A moose wades across a lake in On­tario’s Al­go­nquin Pro­vin­cial Park. A po­lar bear cub clings to its watch­ful mother near Qik­iq­tar­juaq, Nu­navut. These are just some of the amaz­ing im­ages that won the re­cent Cana­dian Wildlife Pho­tog­ra­phy of the Year com­pe­ti­tion, and will be fea­tured in the Jan­uary/fe­bru­ary 2019 is­sue. Of the 8,500 en­tries sub­mit­ted by Cana­dian Geo­graphic Photo Club mem­bers, the panel of judges — Javier Fru­tos, Can Geo’s cre­ative di­rec­tor, Kathryn Bar­queiro, a graphic de­signer with the mag­a­zine, and Lind­say Will­cox, an ex­hibit de­signer at the Cana­dian Mu­seum of Na­ture — had the tough job of choos­ing a hand­ful of stand­outs. The win­ning im­ages of fauna great and small pro­vide an ex­cep­tional glimpse of Canada’s wildlife, some­thing that never fails to wow our read­ers. And that’s hardly the end of the jaw-drop­ping wildlife pho­tos in the is­sue. Take, for in­stance, Ann Camp­bell’s fea­ture about glacier bears (a.k.a. blue bears), a sel­dom-seen sub­species of black bear — named for its dis­tinct smoky blue-tinged fur — that in­hab­its the coastal re­gions and tem­per­ate rain­forests of north­west­ern Bri­tish Columbia, Yukon and Alaska. Nearby in Bri­tish Columbia’s Coast Moun­tains, mean­while, writer and pho­tog­ra­pher Bruce Kirkby takes read­ers on a per­ilous jour­ney through the windswept ridges and jagged spurs of the Skeena Range as he tags along with a train­ing camp for heli-ski guides, while Omar Mouallem delves into the poles-apart world of The Flat Earth So­ci­ety with his story on its re­cent ma­jor con­fer­ence in Ed­mon­ton — the first-ever such gath­er­ing held in Canada. All that to say, the up­com­ing edi­tion com­bines a fas­ci­nat­ing se­lec­tion of pho­tog­ra­phy and sto­ry­telling to kick off 2019.

A heli-ski­ing guide and he­li­copter in Bri­tish Columbia’s Skeena Moun­tains ( above). A win­ning im­age from the Cana­dian Wildlife Pho­tog­ra­phy of the Year com­pe­ti­tion, taken near Qik­iq­tar­juaq, Nu­navut.

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