• This photo, by Mark Duffy, won the Stormy Scenes category prize in the 2012 Whatever the Weather photo conest.

    This photo, by Mark Duffy, won the Stormy Scenes category prize in the 2012 Whatever the Weather photo contest.

Rickety bridges, majestic wind turbines, bustling stadiums — it’s a summer of photography at Canadian Geographic.

With warm weather, longer days and a natural world full of life, summer is a fantastic time to get out and explore, camera in hand.

To fuel your creativity, here's a rundown of the photography contests we've got on the go this summer:

The winning photo of the 2011 Annual photo contest (Photo: Robert Postma)

Annual photo contest

Canadian Geographic’s longest running photo contest is now in its 28th year. With four diverse categories, we’ve got a little something for everyone; birds, bridges, Canadian parks and outdoor activities... the categories could be the ingredients of an ideal summer adventure.

Authentic Alberta photo contest

The province of Alberta boasts some of the most photographed places in the country — and with good reason. From the wildlife and turquoise lakes of the Rocky Mountains to the hoodoos of the Canadian Badlands, this is a province jam-packed with photo opportunities.

The recent flooding in the province has delayed the start of the photo contest, but the contest should be in full swing in just a few days.

This is your chance to show us Alberta through your eyes; you could win a $4,000 custom Alberta vacation.

Canada’s Energy photo contest

Think fields of wind turbines, power lines running through cities and monumental dams — that’s the Canada’s Energy photo contest.

We’ve also included an abstract photography category, so challenge yourself to think outside of the box as you explore the shape, form, texture and colours of energy in your photography.

Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year

One of the winning photos from the 2012 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year contest (Photo: Iain Reid)

An all-around favourite, this contest brings in everything from adorable shots of bear cubs to macro shots of alien-like insects. The prize is one to remember: a place in an exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Spirit of Canadian Football photo contest

This is the photo contest for the football fans out there. Bring your camera to the stadium with you this summer and capture the action both in the field and in the stands. The grand prize? A trip for two to the 2013 Grey Cup.

Whatever the Weather photo contest

It’s already been quite a summer of weather extremes, from the severe flooding in Alberta to Toronto’s recent flash floods, which hit Toronto with more precipitation than the city usually sees in a month.

We want to see your photos of the beautiful, awesome and fierce weather across the country.

View the winning photos from past contests and get all of the details of current contests on the Canadian Geographic Photo Club website.