Celebrating Nature Photography Day

by Shelby Smith

Caribou swimming on Lake of the Woods, photography by Carl Linde

Caribou swimming on Lake of the Woods, photograph by Carl Linde. Date unknown.  From the collection of the Lake of the Woods Museum.

Today is Nature Photography Day!

Every year on June 15th, the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) celebrates and promotes the enjoyment of nature photography.  Today is also an opportunity to have conversations about conservation of our plants, wildlife, and landscapes.

So grab your camera, or even a sketchbook, and head outdoors to join in the celebration!  Whether you take a hike, go on a trip to the beach, or just step out into your back yard – today is a great day to appreciate the beautiful natural world that surrounds us.

If you would like to join the online conversation, share your nature photographs online using #NaturePhotographyDay.


The Douglas Family Art Centre has free convenient travel sized sketchbooks available for curb-side pick-up provided by Bateman’s Sketch Across Canada.  If you would like to pick one up, please call 807-467-2201 to schedule a pick-up time.

Did you know?

The name “Kenora” is a portmanteau of the names of local towns Keewatin, Norman, and Rat Portage— KE from Keewatin,  NO from Norman, and RA from Rat Portage.