Our Canada Theme Pic Challenge: Two of a Kind
We asked you to share your original photography that best illustrates “two of a kind,” and you rose to the challenge. These 25 shots in particular had us seeing double-and that’s a beautiful thing!
Our Canada’s Theme Pic Challenge for February, “Two-of-a-Kind,” generated some seriously adorable snapshots. Photographer Philip Childs had a close encounter of the cutest kind when hiking through Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park.
Talented shutterbug Donna Stagg shared this photo, writing, “These two sparrows snuggled on our car tire to keep warm from the strong cold winds of the day.”
Quidi Vidi Duo
The talented Mel Diotte snapped this serene scene in Quidi Vidi, Newfoundland. Stunning photo, Mel-thanks for sharing!
Photographer Karen Allin found inspiration in this pretty pair of rain-spattered daylilies.
Photographer Bob Wall captured these swans flying as one along the Skeena River in Terrace, B.C. Lovely work, Bob-thanks as always for sharing!
I guess it was time for a bath! This tender moment between two cuddly tabbies was captured by Wendy Meilleur-Erlendson.
There are always a few leaves that simply refuse to let go in the autumn-and we’re grateful for the welcome pop of colour they provide all winter long! This vibrant hit of red was submitted by Ashley Duffus.
Photographer Mel Diotte managed to snap these mallard ducks mid-dive. Great timing!
Venus fly traps tend to get all the attention, but they’re not the only carnivorous plant out there! Check out this equally voracious (but much prettier) pair of pitcher plants, shot in Newfoundland by Barbara Kot.
Sheds of Red
Blue skies, golden fields and red-painted sheds-this shot from Darlene DeBoer is a striking composition in primary colours.
Photographer Kim MacDonald Cameron writes, “Could anything be more precious than soft, pink baby’s feet?” These particular feet belong to her grand-nephew, Jude!
Photographer Tracy Hindle identifies these flighty fellows as young cedar waxwings. With their cocked heads, they look as interested in the camera as @thindle is in them!
A Little Bit Country
This consummate cowboy moment was captured by the talented Janice Storch.
Photographer Richard Todoruk snapped these beautiful specimens in Nicola Valley, Merritt, B.C.
What’s prettier than a single pink daisy? Two, of course! Just ask shutterbug Judy Jaarsma.
All eyes-including those of photographer Frank Koenig-were on the skies during the Edmonton airshow at Villeneuve Airport.
In a sea of (ever)green, these two spruce cones are a real standout! Thanks for submitting, Avery Stashko.
Harvest is hard work-but it can be done in half the time if you’ve got two combines! Photographer Frank Koenig snapped this shot in Sturgeon County, Alberta, last September.
A Pair of Chairs
Photographer Beverley Taylor writes, “Our two-of-a-kind chairs bed down for the long Northern Manitoba winter. They’re not alone as the birch trees keep them company till spring.”
Moo Times Two
These gorgeous cream-coloured cattle don’t seem to mind the attention they’re getting from Wendy Meilleur-Erlendson.
The minute it starts raining, these two sisters take to the great outdoors with their plaid umbrellas! Proud grandmother Valerie MacKinnon snapped this adorable shot.
Ready for Take-Off
Does anyone recognize these beautiful birds photographed by Dave Carnahan? We’ve thumbed through our Audubon Bird Guide and can’t come up with a match… Whatever they are, they’re stunning!
A Place in the Sun
Everyone deserves to bask in the sun every once in a while-even groundhogs! Thanks for sharing, Diane Blastorah.
Against a blanket of stark white snow, these moose make a striking subject for Darlene’s black and white composition.
“It was February 3, 2016, and the sun was shining bright,” recalls photographer Mel Diotte. “The temperature of 13 degrees Celsius in Windsor, Ontario, was way above our normal winter temp here. I found these two curious fellows peeking out at me from high up in a tree!”