Our Canada Theme Pic Challenge: Four-Legged Friends
Last month, we asked you to share photos of your best four-legged friends, and you rose to the challenge! Brighten up your day with these 20 photographs of some of Canada’s cutest animals.
Dogs love sunsets too
Kim MacDonald Cameron sent us this beautiful shot of her dog Daisy-who, by the looks of it, loves exploring the snowy fields of Bow Island, Alberta every chance she gets.
Photographer Jen St. Louis of Ontario took this vivid photo of Norbert the chameleon. Thanks for sharing, Jen!
A game of cat and mouse
Rosa Cross really nailed the playful vibe of last month’s Theme Pic Challenge with this cute photo. Cats and mice are supposed to be foes, but judging by this photograph, we think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
The odd couple
Who says wildly different dog breeds can’t be best friends? Shawn Lee Cormier’s photo of these two proves that the saying is true-opposites attract.
Parent and child
Colts-a sure sign of spring! Photographer Cathy Gauthier was just driving the backroads of Magnetawan, Ontario when she happened upon this site of a mare with her colt in their pasture.
B.C. Mountain High
Hiking dog Clue has been on several arduous climbs all over British Columbia, from the Rogers Pass to the Nicola Valley. Photographer Richard Todoruk took this photograph of him relaxing-finally. Keep it up, Clue!
Dogs have often been described as the happiest creatures on earth, and this photograph proves that! Noorbanu Mohamedali of Ontario took this wonderful shot of Harrison, who has lost his hind legs-but not his desire to play.
Your friendly neighbourhood cat
Maryse Tremblay of Quebec took this beautiful shot of the neighbourhood cat for our Theme Pic Challenge. According to Maryse, the cat likes to spend time chasing after squirrels in her backyard.
A majestic portrait
The word “majestic” should only be used sparingly, but this photograph of Yani the Saluki deserves that description. Saluki dogs are typically long-legged, deep-chested and reserved. Thanks for sharing, Maryse!
Three little pugs
We have a feeling this trio is quite the handful! Amanda Dalglish sent us this adorable shot of (from left to right) Ben, Sausha and Duncan-a pack of pugs who enjoyed hiking the trails on their trip to Waskesui Lake in Prince Albert National Park.
My little pony
This sleeping sweetheart was born on Mother’s Day this year. What better gift could you receive? Thanks for sharing, Rebecca!
In the garden
Taking a photograph of an animal is incredibly difficult because of how unpredictable and quick they are. Photographer Heather McIlravey’s shot of Eddie the cat manages to look effortless.
Cats are widely known for their vivid and colourful eyes-and Misty the rescue cat is no different. Her eyes look like they’re glowing! Thanks for sharing, Dale!
The great outdoors
Seeing a deer in person is a rare occurrence, but Paul O’Toole managed to take a quick shot of this beautiful white-tailed deer keeping a close watch on its surroundings. Thanks for sharing, Paul!
Going for a swim
Meet Tillie the Newfoundland dog, who in this particular moment is watching out for her small wooden canoe paddle-her favorite fetch toy. According to photographer Nicole Watson, Tillie is a great companion and loves everyone she meets too!
Photographer Kim Goslin took this ethereal photo of a foal observing the pastures. Every summer, a horse herd arrives near Kim’s home in British Columbia.
Photographer Dave Carnahan managed to take a photo of the mischievous little critter who likes to dig holes and tunnels in his backyard. Luckily for him, Dave only shoots with his camera!
Who says donkeys don’t have a sense of humour? Linda Sweeney came across this cute fellow on a Sunday night drive in New Brunswick and couldn’t resist getting out of the car and taking a shot. Thanks for sharing, Linda!
Photographer Charlotte Hennin certainly has a handle on last month’s Theme Pic Challenge. Here’s her shot of baby giraffe Narobi, taken at the Calgary Zoo.
Field of dreams
You can’t help but envy this golden dog. Photographer Jen St. Louis captures the wondrous feeling animals must feel when outdoors. Thanks for sharing, Jen!