Vistek would like to congratulate and thank all of the photographers who entered our Capture Canada Photo Contest which ran from May 1 – June 30, 2017.
We were very impressed with all of the high quality photos (424 to be exact) that were entered, and while we wish we could award all of our participants, we did have the tough job of whittling it down to just final three images.
So, without further ado, here are the three winning images as chosen by our panel of judges.
Capture Canada Photo Contest Winners
1st Place – Northern Lights
Photographer: Sheri Skocdopole – Alberta
Website: Sweetpeapics by Sheri Skocdopole/
Image Caption: A late spring evening and the northern lights reflecting on Crimson Lake Alberta. My friend has a cabin on the lake and we have been waiting for this moment. She paddles out and in the silence of the night aurora begins to dance as the loons start their eerie call … it really doesn’t get more Canadian than that in my mind.
2nd Place – Lunar Eclipse & Blood Moon Over Tepee
Photographer: Joan Bateman – Alberta
Website: Gainsboro Studios
Image Caption: This is an image of the Lunar Eclipse and resulting “Blood Moon” over the Tepee located in Medicine Hat Alberta Canada. It is a symbolic image that speaks of our Canadian and native aboriginal heritage, and the roots of our countries solid belief in history and family.
Many tribes kept track of time and their historical stories by observing the seasons and lunar months, and the Tepee represents a history and a home; a place where families came together over the fire.
3rd Place – Iconic Northern Shield
Photographer: Russ Higgins – Ontario
Website: 500px – Russell Higgins
Image Caption: Exposed bedrock, fresh rushing water, pines
We’d also like to congratulate the other photographers who made it into the top 10 based on votes:
Images are in no particular order.
Finally, Vistek would like to give a special thanks to our main sponsors Nikon Canada & Epson Canada for providing prizing for this contest.
Also published on Medium.