• A ship sails through the water against an orange sky

    Photo: Kevin Wheeler/@kevin_wheeler_photography

While wildfires rage on the west coast of the United States, Canadians continue to see (and photograph) the effects in their own front yards. Residents saw bright orange skies along with heavy smoke cover as a result, and many of our Can Geo photo community used their cameras to capture these rare sights.

Here are 10 images of what Canadians are seeing closer home as a result of the wildfires in the United States.


A whale blows water in the ocean against an orange sky

Photo: Karac Lindsay/@karaclindsay

A moose walks across the road, the background is thick with smoke

Photo: Dean Myhal/Can Geo Photo Club

A farm machine plows the fields against an orange sky

Photo: Herry Himanshu/@herry.with.an.e

Smoke clouds a view of hills and mountains

Photo: Jeremy Klager/@jeremyklager

A wildfire burns after dark

Photo: Meghann Fletcher/Can Geo Photo Club

Birds swim in shallow water near the shore against an orange light

Photo: Kevin Wheeler/@kevin_wheeler_photography

Lion's Gate bridge in Vancouver is seen through thick smoke

Photo: Max Lindenthaler/@maxvis12

A plane released red powder over a wildfire in the forest

Photo: Meghann Fletcher/Can Geo Photo Club

Smoke covers a boardwalk and its archways overhead

Photo: Gabor Dosa/Can Geo Photo Club

A ship sails through the water against an orange sky

Photo: Kevin Wheeler/@kevin_wheeler_photography
Read more from Canadian Geographic about wildfires:
Why the Fort McMurray wildfire was a disaster waiting to happen
Tracking wildfire impacts at the top of the world 
Archeologists uncover new history in Waterton Lakes National Park after 2017 wildfire 
What it's really like to fight a wildfire