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Mad Hatterpillar

One species of caterpillar, the gum leaf skeletonizer (Uraba lugens), dons a “hat” of heads, a conical ornament made up of its own discarded head capsules, one stacked on top of the next, earning it the nickname "Mad Hatterpillar." (Photo: Natalie Tapson/Flickr)

Photo: Natalie Tapson/Flickr
Often gory and gross, insects use disguises to improve ther odds of survival
sea turtle, conservation, mexico, research, science, wildlife

Conservationists care for a black sea turtle during a research and monitoring survey in Baja California Sur, Mexico. (Photo: Neil Ever Osborne)

Photo: Neil Ever Osborne
Don't miss this photography workshop with Photographer-in-Residence Neil Ever Osborne on November 23 in Toronto 
Richmond B.C. fishing fleet at sunset

A fishing fleet at sunset in Richmond, B.C. A new report by Oceana Canada says the Canadian government must take swift action to rebuild depleted fish stocks or face serious economic and environmental consequences. (Photo: Robert Plowman/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Robert Plowman/Can Geo Photo Club
Advocacy group says action plans are urgently needed for the recovery of 26 dangerously depleted fish populations
illustration by Charlene Chua

(Illustration: Charlene Chua/Canadian Geographic)

Illustration: Charlene Chua/Canadian Geographic
Insects are by far the most populous species on the planet, but they seem to be disappearing. Why aren't more people concerned?
View of Coal Harbour from room at Westin Bayshore Vancouver

The view of Coal Harbour from a room at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Recognized for its picturesque gardens and situated next to Stanley Park, proximity to nature is just part of the Bayshore experience. (Photo: Brittany Duggan/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Brittany Duggan/Canadian Geographic
With its picturesque gardens, onsite apiary and visiting otter, Vancouver's historic waterfront hotel is close to nature by design
tiger shark

Think there are no sharks in Canadian waters? Think again: A number of shark species are found in our oceans, either year-round or at certain times. The tropical tiger shark (pictured) swims off our coastline during its long migration. (Photo: Albert Kok/Wikimedia Commons)

Photo: Albert Kok/Wikimedia Commons
Meet some of the incredible toothy predators swimming off our shores
north atlantic right whale gulf of st. lawrence

North Atlantic right whales are listed as critically endangered. Twelve have died in Canadian waters since June. (Photo: Larissa Schiffmann/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Larissa Schiffmann/Can Geo Photo Club
Results of necropsies on six whales that died this summer in the Gulf of St. Lawrence reveal blunt force trauma and chronic entanglement as cause of death
bear 148 in banff national park

Bear 148 is seen eating dandelions in this screenshot from a video captured by a remote wildlife camera near Banff in 2015. (Alex Taylor/Parks Canada)

Alex Taylor/Parks Canada
In spite of the best efforts of researchers and wildlife managers, the life of Bear 148 was destined to be cut prematurely short
polar bear, wapusk national park, Best Wildlife Photography 2018, Daisy Gilardini

The winning cover image of Best Wildlife Photography 2018. (Photo: Daisy Gilardini)

Photo: Daisy Gilardini
Photographer Daisy Gilardini talks about polar bears in Wapusk National Park and her Best Wildlife Photography 2018 cover shot
Canada, arctic, C3, expedition, northwest passage, icebreaker

A view of the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker that housed the Canada C3 expedition in the Northwest Passage. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
Photographer-In-Residence Michelle Valberg shares images of the Arctic from her time aboard the Canada C3 Expedition 
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