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Banff National Park snow

Part of the reason the Rockies are so spectacular today is that tectonic forces may still be shifting them to the north. (Photo: Nick Walker/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Nick Walker/Canadian Geographic
Before the Rockies formed, B.C. and Alberta may have been an ocean apart
Watermelon snow on Mount Garibaldi

Watermelon snow below the toe of the Lava Glacier on Mount Garibaldi, B.C. (Photo: Casey Engstrom)

Watermelon snow
The Alpine Club of Canada covers everything from wildfires to watermelon snow in its recently published annual report on Canada's alpine environments

Nikon Canada and the RCGS join forces as Official Photography Partners. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
Two iconic brands known for exceptional photography join forces to inspire the next generation of photographers
Daniel Pauly, author of Vanishing Fish

Daniel Pauly, the principal investigator of the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia and author of the new book Vanishing Fish: Shifting Baselines and the Future of Global Fisheries. (Photo: Sea Around Us)

Photo: Sea Around Us
In his new book, Vanishing Fish: Shifting Baselines and the Future of Global Fisheries, marine biologist Daniel Pauly examines the perilous state of the world's fisheries
A female scuba diver holds a light up to anemones during a night dive

2019 North American Rolex Scholar Neha Acharya-Patel, the first Canadian to hold the scholarship, dives at night near Catalina Island off the coast of California while working with the Pennington Marine Science Center. (Photo: Shaun Wolfe)

Photo: Shaun Wolfe
Meet Neha Acharya-Patel, the first Canadian recipient of the prestigious Rolex scholarship from the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society
Canadian Shield rock near Sturgeon Chutes on the Wanapitei River, French River

Comprising over half the area of present-day Canada, the eight million square kilometres of pre-Cambrian “shield” is the exposed portion of the ancient geological core of North America, highlighting how ancient and continuing physical processes underpinned the development of a nation. (Photo: Debbie Oppermann/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Debbie Oppermann/Can Geo Photo Club
To fully understand our national identity, we must consider Canada’s geology as well as its geography 
Cover vote, July/August issue, bison, grasslands

Photo: Michelle Valberg

Photo: Michelle Valberg
The voters have spoken! (And we agree.)
The lizard-inspired Canadian innovation that pulls drinking water out of thin air

A rendering of AWN Nanotech’s atmospheric water generator (left), which harnesses a water-condensing material that biomimics the abilities of species such as thorny devil lizards (right). (Photos: AWN Nanotech; Bäras/Wikimedia Commons)

Photos: (left) AWN Nanotech; (right) Bäras/Wikimedia Commons
And it was inspired by a lizard
Three long-finned pilot whales swim in a cerulean blue sea

A trio of long-finned pilot whales is seen swimming off the coast of Nova Scotia in this drone photo taken by a researcher studying decision-making in whales. (Photo: Elizabeth Zwamborn/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Elizabeth Zwamborn/Can Geo Photo Club
Oil and gas extraction, mining, dumping among prohibited activities in ecologically sensitive areas set aside for conservation
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)

Clockwise from top left: @shane_turgeon, @daisygilardini, @divebuddies4life, @nicole_handspiker, @benaroundandback, @andreaudet, @mirelaofearth, @javiers_wonderplanet, @jkr_photo, @focused_on_canada
Grizzlies, puffins, whales and more from the new Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos special issue, on newsstands now
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