As a way to draw attention to Canadian lakes impacted by extreme heat, drought, wildfires and flooding, Living Lakes Canada invited people across Canada to submit photos of their favourite lakes to the Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge from May to July.
Three of the four winners showcased lakes in British Columbia:
- Tim Hicks’ photo of Slocan Lake in the West Kootenays earned the title of Most Impactful.
- Laurel Dawn’s photo of Eva Lake, in Mt. Revelstoke National Park, won in the category of most biodiverse.
- Tammy Oates’ semi-underwater photo of Peckham’s Lake in Norbury Lake Provincial Park earned the nod in Kids’ Category.
- And the Public Favourite was Arni Stinnissen, for his iconically Canadian sunset photo of a moose in Lake Opeongo, in Algonquin Park, ON.
In all, 160 photos of more than 125 lakes were submitted from residents of five provinces.
The Photo Challenge was part of Living Lakes Canada’s inaugural National Lake Blitz program, a community-based lake monitoring initiative that provides volunteer participants from coast to coast with easy-to-use water monitoring tools to help them take personal responsibility over their local lake and monitor for climate change impacts.
View the entire geo-referenced online photo gallery at livinglakescanada.ca/our-programs/lakes/lake-biodiversity-photo-challenge/.
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