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Posts tagged with ‘geography’ (147)


Photographing Colourful Canada


Posted by Joshua Rapp Learn in Photography on Tuesday, April 8, 2014



Click this image to see a slideshow of photos from Canada in Colour.

An iceberg looms near Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, the iceberg capital of the world. (White category) (Photo: George Fischer)

George Fischer has travelled through dozens of countries and all across Canada, producing 48 photography books over the past 25 years. For his latest project Canada in Colour, he wanted to do something different. He divided 100,000 images of polar bears, landscapes, cities and serendipitous moments by their colours, narrowing them down to the best. He says he hopes this book will "encourage people to discover for themselves their own colourful Canada.”

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New real-time ice mapping project could save lives


Posted by Joshua Rapp Learn in Mapping on Monday, February 10, 2014



Photo courtesy Trevor Bell

Walking on thin ice is about to get safer. Along the remote coast of Labrador, traditional Inuit knowledge and new-age technology are joining forces to create a system that could not only save lives, but promises to make Canada a world leader in real-time mapping.

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Finding an island in the Great Bear Rainforest


Posted by Joshua Rapp Learn in Expeditions on Wednesday, January 22, 2014



The SV Maple Leaf in the Gardner Canal, the B.C. coast’s longest fjord in the Great Bear Rainforest. (Photo: Kevin J. Smith/Maple Leaf Adventures)

The late summer day was coming to a close with a beautiful soft light on a small sail-equipped schooner navigating the Broughton Archipelago of the Great Bear Rainforest. Five or six days into the adventure cruise, the captain needed shelter from night winds. Following an old map, Kevin Smith twisted the schooner through a labyrinth of huge cliff faces and tiny islets draped with evergreens, rocky outcroppings and the occasional shell midden left from coastal peoples over the centuries. But as he approached the night resting place, he realized there was a small problem — an uncharted island sat right in the middle of his intended anchorage.

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Video of the Week: Great Bear Rainforest expedition cruise


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Expeditions on Friday, January 17, 2014



It’s not often you experience spectacular scenery and wildlife with a famous Canadian painter.

This week’s video gives a sneak peek at what a handful of people may see this summer on the Great Bear Rainforest expedition cruise. On British Columbia’s coast, this 6.4 million hectare rainforest contains mountains, fjords and estuaries that many grizzlies, spirit bears, salmon-eating wolves and marine mammals call home. Two of the guides on this expedition will be Robert Bateman and his wife Birgit ...

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Map Monday: What makes a continent?


Posted by Joshua Rapp Learn in Mapping on Monday, January 6, 2014



Major tectonic plates of the world. (Map courtesy of BlatantWorld.com)

Growing up, I was always taught that North America consisted of Canada, Mexico and the United States. I considered the question settled until I set out on a year-long tour that began in Guadalajara and wound south to the tip of Argentina. Along the way I was surprised to hear many Mexicans refer to people from the United States and Canada as norte americanos while on the other hand, many Argentines felt there was no real separation between a North and South America — at the end of the day we were all just Americans. Turns out continents are not as easily defined as I'd assumed.

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