Making a Splash: Spectacular Splash Photography From Across Canada
We challenged you to capture subjects making waves in Canada's lakes, rivers and pools, and you delivered! Check out this joyous collection of original splash photography.
Janique Belcourt of Ottawa shares this awesome splash photography, saying, “My sister, Mireille, captured this photo of me several summers ago at Thunder Beach on Georgian Bay in Tiny, Ontario.”
“As we were floating down the Slocan River, my son, Devon, found a submerged log off of which to flip,” explains Kim Drew of Winlaw, B.C. “He tied the rope from my raft onto it and started jumping off the log. I was twisting in the current and just held up my camera and snapped this shot. I didn’t even know how sweet it was until I got home!”
“I took this photo of me and my husband, Dave, on a timer as we goofed around on a weekend at our family farm outside of Blackfalds, Alberta, in July 2018,” writes Deb Sandau of Red Deer, Alberta. “It’s a rubber dinghy that Dave filled with water and let warm up in the sun before we jumped in to cool off and have some fun.”
Jumping for joy!
“These are my kids, Molly and James, cooling off from the heat while enjoying their favourite summer activity, swimming!” writes Amanda Cole of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.
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I took this picture at a friend’s cottage at Sunnyside Beach on Lake Superior,” writes Dan Ventrudo of Thunder Bay, Ontario. “As the sun was starting to set, my friend’s son, Adam, was throwing a flying disc for their dog Kasha to retrieve. I think I was having just as much fun trying not to get swept over with my camera! Later, as we all warmed up around the fire, Kasha came and dropped the disc at my feet—ready to go again!”
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This beautiful shot by Sean Donnelly of Ontario certainly has us wishing summer could last a few months longer each year. Thanks for sharing, Sean!
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Our splash photography challenge inspired Charlotte Henin of Alberta to send us this wonderful photo of her and Indie the rescue dog on a camping trip. We’re not dog experts, but it looks like he had a blast!
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Dog meets water
Either this fur baby is afraid of water, or it just had the time of its life making a splash. We’re hoping it was the latter. Thanks for sharing, Shannon!
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Amy Muschik of Ontario writes, “My newlywed friends enjoying a playful splash in the pond at the end of a super hot day. They held their red-and-white-themed wedding at the trailer park where they spend summer weekends. I just loved the fun they are having.” Thanks for sharing, Amy!
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Fun in the sun
Karen Allin of Ontario totally nailed splash photography challenge with this shot of grizzly bears having fun in the water on a hot day at the Toronto Zoo. Bears like to have some play time, too!
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Let’s play catch
That doesn’t look like a retriever, but he certainly seems to be good at retrieving! Thanks again to Karen Allin for sharing this sweet shot.
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Up, up and away
No creature makes a showier (or more powerful) splash than a humpback whale. Paul O’Toole captured this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment near Cape Spear, Newfoundland.
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A shore thing
Baby Spencer sure looks like he’s enjoying his first summer at the beach. We’re feeling the Canadian flag bandana!
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Nicole Watson of Ontario sent in this perfectly-timed shot of a loon, which she took while out on her canoe in the early morning.
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Julie Hayes-Ruffo of Ontario writes: “On our last full day before leaving Manitoulin Island, we decided to bust out the canoes! Let me tell you, by the time we found this amazing secluded beach, we were so sweaty that we all just jumping in the water wearing our clothes!” Thanks for sharing, Julie!
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Twist and shout
Heather Korlak of British Columbia writes, “My daughter Madeleine making a splash in our beloved Brereton Lake, Whiteshell Provincial Park in Manitoba. We come home every summer from B.C. and it feels so good to get in that lake!”
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Frank Koenig of Alberta was lucky enough to capture this special moment—a water bomber pilot finishing his demonstration and thanking audience members at Lac La Biche.
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Jen St. Louis of Ontario was lucky enough to capture this cute little song sparrow as it bathed in her backyard waterfall.
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Drops of joy
Sharon Peters snapped this lovely black-and-white photo of her granddaughter enjoying the local splash park in Three Hills, Alberta.
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Cathy Gauthier captured this high-speed moment at Lake Cecebe in Magnetawan, Ontario. “This gentleman—not exactly a ‘spring chicken’— shows us how it’s done,” Gauthier writes. Thanks for sharing, Cathy!
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Just getting their feet wet…
Cheryl Power of Newfoundland and Labrador snapped a shot of these beyond-cute ducklings. They’re not quite making a splash yet, but give them time…
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Gertrude Welder of British Columbia snapped this spontaneous shot of what looks to be a fun game of Frisbee at Cold Lake, Alberta.
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Noorbanu Mohamedali of Ontario caught this absolutely thrilling picture of a free fall. The carefree atmosphere of cottage living, summed up in a single, spectacular shot!
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Playing it cool
“I snapped this pic of my daughter, Marie, enjoying our pool,” shares Isabelle Derny of Gatineau, Quebec.
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Ah, play time in the backyard inflatable pool… A rite of passage for all Canadian kids! This photo by Cindy Herbert of Welland, Ontario has us feeling nostalgic.
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