• a collage of wildlife photos including bison, grizzly bears, polar bears, foxes, owls and whales

    Some of the best wildlife images from the new Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos special issue, on newsstands now. (Clockwise from top left: @shane_turgeon, @daisygilardini, @divebuddies4life, @nicole_handspiker, @benaroundandback, @andreaudet, @mirelaofearth, @javiers_wonderplanet, @jkr_photo, @focused_on_canada)

A herd of bison graze on rolling plains in Grasslands National Park, Sask. A humpback whale breaches in the waters off the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest, B.C. Two polar bears lunge at each other in a playful display in Wapusk National Park, Man. The 40,000-member strong Can Geo Instagram community is wild for Canada's wildlife. Here are our favourites from the third edition of Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos, on newsstands now.

@javiers_wonderplanet Javier Frutos | Grizzly bear, Broughton Archipelago, B.C.

@mirelaofearth Mirela Hristova | Atlantic puffins, Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, N.L.

@focused_on_canada Tracy Munson | Plains bison, Grasslands National Park, Sask.

@benaroundandback Benjamin Cox | Northern gannet and common murres, Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve, N.L.

@daisygilardini Daisy Gilardini | sparring polar bears, Wapusk National Park, Man.

@shane_turgeon Shane Turgeon | Pelican, Astotin Lake, Elk Island National Park, Atla.

@andreaudet André Audet | Red fox, Charlottetown

@divebuddies4life Alisha Postma | Rock crab, Cranberry Cove, Indian Harbour, N.S.

@nicole_handspiker Nicole Handspiker | Barred owl, Deep Brook, N.S.

@jkr_photo Jeff Reynolds | Humpback whale, Great Bear Rainforest, B.C.

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