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Photographer captures 'serene' lynx for Canadian Geographic's 2022 Photos of the Year competition

  
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Photographer captures 'serene' lynx for Canadian Geographic's 2022 Photos of the Year competition
 

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Photographer captures 'serene' lynx for Canadian Geographic's 2022 Photos of the Year competition

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A Canada lynx stares serenely out from spring foliage near Atikokan, Ont. Photographer Alan Poelman is Canadian Geographic's Canadian Photographer of the Year for 2022. (Alan Poelman- CNW Group/Royal Canadian Geographical Society)

Canadian Geographic has chosen Alan Poelman of Atikokan, Ont., as its 2022 Photographer of the Year. Poelman captured a photo of a lynx looking directly at his camera.

"I was out near a lake I frequented as a kid and I saw him hop across the road,"  Poelman said of the photo in a press release published on Friday.  "I have never been as excited about a photo as I was for the lynx encounter."

Poelman received the $5,000 grand prize for his photo, which captured the judges' attention for its depth, quality and range. The photo was chosen out of more than 6,400 entries.

"Great photography comes down to a combination of location, timing and skill,"  Alexandra Pope, Canadian Geographic’s editor-in-chief, said in the press release.  "Each of the winning images tells a compelling story and is a testament to the talent and passion of our photographic community."

The photos were judged by the Canadian Geographic editorial and design staff, along with photographer Scott Forsyth, photographer Mark Raycroft and Kim MacDonald of the Weather Network. The list of entries was narrowed down to 12 photos that fell into one of four categories.

Jeremy Klager won the Epic Landscapes category for his photo of P.E.I.'s famous  Teacup Rock, which was destroyed weeks later by Hurricane Fiona .

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A long exposure of the waves crashing against the red rocks of Prince Edward Island lends a feeling of timelessness to this shot of the island's famous 'Teacup Rock,' which was washed away by Hurricane Fiona a few weeks after the photo was taken.(Jeremy Klager - CNW Group/Royal Canadian Geographical Society)

Jean-Simon Begin, who was named 2021's Photographer of the Year, won the Wildlife in Action category for his photo of a red fox. The fox can be seen walking across Newfoundland's east coast after a storm.

The City Life category was won by David Paul, who captured a photo of a Toronto construction worker walking during a winter storm. The portrait showcases the worker's "grit and determination,” reads the press release.

Jeff Wizniak chased a shot of a tornado touching down near Blaine Lake, Sask., in July 2022, which won the Weather, Seasons and Sky categories.

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A red fox creeps down a rocky slope after a rain storm on the eastern coast of Newfoundland. (Jean-Simon Bégin - CNW Group/Royal Canadian Geographical Society)

The winning images will be published in Canadian Geographic's March/April issue.

Canadian Geographic’s 2022 Photos of the Year - Full winners list


Epic Landscapes

Winner - Jeremy Klager, Calgary

Runner-up - Brandon Broderick, Tumbler Ridge, B.C.

Honourable Mention - Lisa Bourgeault, Calgary

Wildlife in Action

Winner - Jean-Simon Bégin, Quebec City

Runner-up - Charles Dion, Magog, Que.

Honourable Mention - Norrie Franko, Wellandport, Ont.

City Life

Winner - David Paul, East York, Ont.

Runner-up - Gabor Dosa, Surrey, B.C.

Honourable Mention - Justin Jasmins, Courtice, Ont.

Weather, Seasons and Sky

Winner - Jeff Wizniak, Saskatoon

Runner-up - Adrian Yu, Toronto

Honourable Mention - Adam Coish, Toronto


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Buzz of the Orient
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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    last year

I'd like to see all the winning photos, but maybe they'll post them on the web one day.  In all my years in Canada I have to admit I never had the opportunity to photograph a lynx.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    last year

I can understand the reasons why this article wasn't of interest to anybody:

1.  It wasn't about American politics.

2.  It was about something creative, and creative members are few and far between on this site, although critical ones, taunters and trollers are many. .

3.  It was about something Canadian, so there are only a few members here who give a shit about anything Canadian, except if I recall, to take sides with truckers who were damaging the nation and causing misery to a lot of people. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    last year

I've been pretty busy, so I haven't been on here much the last couple of days, but I think the photos are great.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @2.1    last year

Better late than never.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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2.2  pat wilson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    last year

I come and go here and never saw the article on the front page.

Your #2 is really insulting to the members here.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  pat wilson @2.2    last year

Sorry Pat, but It's awfully hard to be sweet and nice when I'm in the middle of suffering from the Covid variant that has swept the country, and I've not been vaccinated, and at my age it has been pretty lethal.  As well I was recently under attack by a few members here - don't know if you noticed.  But I left the door open, it wasn't a universal insult, I specifically indicated that there are exceptions - and I didn't think I had to specify those who contribute to the Creative Arts group, which I believe includes you.  

 
 
 
pat wilson
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2.2.2  pat wilson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.2.1    last year

Okay. I hope you feel better soon.

 
 
 
shona1
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2.2.3  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.2.1    last year

Arvo Buzz.. didn't appear on the front page when I was snuffling around either..

Can only assume time zone difference or the Russians are at it again.😵‍💫

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.2.4  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  pat wilson @2.2.2    last year

Thanks.  It's slow, but I am improving incrementally.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.2.5  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @2.2.3    last year

Creative artilcles don't stay on the Front Page long.  Look how long the Twitter Implosion article has been there. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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3  A. Macarthur    last year

Will post a link to this momentarily.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @3    last year

Thank you. I had posted the article 3 days ago, it appeared on the Front Page for a while but didn't attract a vote up or a comment until I made a second comment today.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     last year

Stunning photos.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @4    last year

I thought so too.  There will never be another one of the teacup being taken, as it's gone now. 

 
 
 
shona1
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4.1.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1    last year

I like the seascape one the best...but I love anything to do with the sea and it's ever changing moods...

 
 

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