Oak Hammock Marsh, Man. – Earlier this summer, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) asked Canadians, “what does life on the water mean to you?” The response came by way of more than 200 photographs, submitted as part of the 2016 calendar photo contest.
Today, 12 winning photos were selected by a panel of DUC judges. They will fill the pages of DUC’s 2016 wall calendar in the following order:
January – Bill Kendall – River otter on the run
February – Kyle Nelner – Icy redhead
March – Terry Hlywka – Reflections of the waterfowl
April – Davan Russell – Sunset paddle
May – Eric Bancroft – Great egret at first light
June – Patricia Garrod – Paddle through the marsh
July – Eric Bancroft – If I don’t move you can’t see me
August – Terry Hlywka – Fall sunrise
September – Suzanne Larouche – Pêcheur
October – Eric Bancroft – Fall time in Kitchener Waterloo
November – John Cullen – Wigeon wonders
December – Terry Hlywka – First snow
Starting August 4, the images will be posted on ducks.ca/photocontest. That will kick off a week-long vote to determine which photograph will appear on the calendar cover. Visitors will be able to vote for their favourite image once per day until August 10. The winning cover shot will be announced on August 12.
DUC congratulates the winners and thanks everyone who entered the contest to share their interpretations of Life on the Water.