One of the best parts about camping at one of our parks is the breathtakingly clear night sky. These clear skies provide the perfect backdrop to see the wonders of our solar system sprawled out above you.
Seeing these magnificent skies is one thing, but being able to capture them adds a whole other level to the experience.
Here are our top tips for night sky photography:
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Long fields and lakes that clothe the world and meet the sky of dusky pink. The breathtaking view from the Pic Island Overlook will make the climb worthwhile.
This month’s FREE digital download was snapped at Neys Provincial Park.
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Twilight on the beach, watching the light play across the gentle waves and ripples of the lake. What could be more magical?
This month’s FREE digital download was snapped at Grundy Lake Provincial Park.
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Just look at this spring-blooming pink Prairie Smoke. Why not decorate your device with this June gem?
This cheery flower turns rare alvar habitat into a sea of fluffy pink! This month’s FREE digital download was snapped at Balsam Lake Provincial Park.
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Macro photography exposes you to a whole new world.
Macro photography zooms in extremely close to its subject, making it appear bigger than it actually is. You may never notice the beauty and strangeness of a creature until you examine it up close.
Focusing your attention on new photographic subjects also lets you experience your favourite park in a brand-new way.
Instead of walking the same trail down to the same lake, you start noticing new details. You may discover a weird and magical collection of fungi on a rotting log beside the trail, or that jewel-like damselflies like to sun themselves on the cattails by the lake shore.
Continue reading Up close and personal: macro photography tips
Do you secretly wish you could produce photos that would take people’s breath away? There’s no better time than now to pursue your dream!
We chatted with Thunder Bay photographer Barry Wojciechowski and our own Natural Heritage Education & Marketing Specialist Barb Rees who shared these five tips for capturing award-winning nature photographs.
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Have you seen the Ivanhoe Lake newscast?
Every Monday, they will be drawing winners for everything from ice cream to Ontario Parks swag to free canoe rentals!
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“Well, everybody knows that the bird is a word.” – The Trashmen
This month’s FREE digital download of a Chestnut-sided Warbler was snapped at Rondeau Provincial Park. Continue reading May’s digital download
You’ve recently unwrapped the latest iphone or a shiny new digital camera, perhaps an SLR with some fancy lenses.
Now you have itchy shutter fingers. You’re ready to point our camera at something spectacular and capture a beautiful memory forever. But where to go?
Not to brag, but Ontario Parks are beautiful, iconic places. Covering nearly 10% of the province and protecting some of Ontario’s most rare and scenic habitats, our parks are home to a variety of wildlife, from fascinating insects to enormous moose.
Basically, they’re a photographer’s dreamscape.
We’re animal lovers too. We know how exhilarating wildlife encounters can be. We understand how badly you want that perfect photo.
But before you hit the road, ask yourself: is taking the perfect photograph worth risking an animal’s life or an ecosystem’s health?
If your answer is “no,” check out our list of seven common photography infractions to ensure you’re keeping our parks safe and healthy.
Continue reading Are you an ethical wildlife photographer?
Even in the moodiest weather, there’s no place like the backcountry.
This month’s FREE digital download was snapped at Obabika River Provincial Park.
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