Photo of the Week Gallery

A collection of all Photos of the Week

POW: Coronet Peak Mountain Biking

DESCRIPTION   I've been really lucky during our trip to New Zealand to be able to do a lot of mountain biking. First, I got a job at a bike shop which allowed me to afford all of the gear as I hadn't brought anything with me from Canada. And second, we ended up...

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POW: Island Lake Reflection

DESCRIPTION   When you're somewhere really cool, it's hard to capture the feeling of the place in a picture. This is especially true when you're somewhere vast and epic like a quiet mountain lake surrounded by towering rocky peaks of mountains. In these cases,...

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POW: Entering the Fog

DESCRIPTION   On the North Island of New Zealand, there is a hike called the Tongariro Crossing that is very famous. It's around 20km's long and is a thru-hike which means that you have to either shuttle a vehicle or arrange transportation from one end to the...

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POW: Charles Bridge in Prague

DESCRIPTION   A few years ago, Hilary and I made our first trip through Europe with our last stop being Prague in the Czech Republic. Lots of people say that Prague is the most beautiful city in Europe and they're probably not wrong. Charles Bridge is one of the...

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POW: Empty Road in Iceland

DESCRIPTION   Iceland is the kind of place that has awesome scenery and photo opportunities everywhere you look. I took this photo on a section of road just after we had pulled over to check out the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall. There are so many stretches of road...

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POW: Big Cloud on the Prarie

DESCRIPTION   When I was going to school and working in Calgary, I used to drive a lot along the roads between Crowsnest Pass (where I grew up) and Calgary. There was one particular road called highway 540 where I often found myself stopping to take photos. One...

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POW: The Fields of New Zealand

DESCRIPTION   While we were driving back to Wanaka from Queenstown one day, we passes some fields that had a bunch of interesting patterns in them from the tires of farm equipment. I decided to get my DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter out to see what they would look like...

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POW: Jumping at Wharariki Beach

DESCRIPTION   So this one is me testing out my new dance moves on the beach. I like to find stretches of empty beach with lots of sand to out my new maneuvers so that no one gets hurt, mostly myself. The beach is called Wharariki Beach and it's on the very...

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POW: Lupins at Lake Tekapo

DESCRIPTION   Around the beginning of December each year, Lupins are in full bloom throughout New Zealand. Even though they are a noxious weed, they bloom in incedible colours of purple, yellow, blue, pink, and green. I took this picture on a weekend trip to Lake...

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POW: Star-Gazing in New Zealand

DESCRIPTION   Our year-long trip to New Zealand started with a 6 week roadtrip across the North Island in our van Ernie (all of the stories and details are in the New Zealand trip report). During the first week of the road trip we stopped in a place called...

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POW: Winding Road to Tasman Lake

DESCRIPTION   We were driving out to Tasman Lake one day during a weekend in Mount Cook National Park, and there was a cool section of road that twisted along the valley floor. We had just finished hiking the Sealy Tarns track and were getting ready to head back...

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POW: Lake Louise from Above

DESCRIPTION   Now, before I say anything else, I should probably explain what this is a photo of and where it was taken. There is a hike that starts at Lake Louise called The Devil's Thumb which has several really great viewpoints to look back down towards Lake...

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POW: Walking to Mount Cook

DESCRIPTION   Out of everywhere that we've been in New Zealand, Mount Cook (Aoraki) National Park is one of my favourites. The mountains in the park are so impressive and dramatic and there are huge glaciers and peaks everywhere that you look. There are some...

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POW: Standing on Top of the World

DESCRIPTION   I posted a Photo of the Week previously called "Bad Moon Rising Over Mount Parrish." This photo was taken that same night and from roughly the same spot, just in a different direction. Check out that earlier photo if you haven't for a story of how...

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POW: Sunrise in Havana streets

DESCRIPTION   The city of Havana, like most of Cuba, is filled with old American cars from the 50's, crumbling buildings, and surprises down every street. For me, this photo summarizes a lot of what we saw in Cuba during our two week trip to the country. Even...

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POW: Haifoss Waterfall in Iceland

DESCRIPTION   It seems that in Iceland, a lot of the coolest things are in the middle of nowhere and at the end of a rough 4WD road. That was definitely the case with Haifoss. This photo is only the top section of the waterfall, but it shows the sheer size and...

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POW: Paragliding in Golden BC

DESCRIPTION   I've only been paragliding once in my life so far and it was in Golden BC. Hilary and I made the trip out to Golden on August long weekend and decided to give it a try. We drove up to the top of Mount Seven and lauched from there. It was a really...

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POW: Rainy Day at Bruarfoss

DESCRIPTION   Bruarfoss is a really cool waterfall in Iceland that is somewhat off the beaten path. It's still a very popular waterfall, but it has the feeling that it's in the middle of nowhere and to get there, you walk through high bushes so you can't see it...

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POW: Relection at Island Lake

DESCRIPTION   Near the town of Fernie is a lake called Island Lake. There is a lodge built nearby to the lake that has rooms and a restaurant, but the real highlight of the area is the lake itself, and the surrounding mountains. Sometimes you can get lucky and be...

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POW: Hiking in Tonquin Valley

DESCRIPTION   Tonquin Valley is a really cool area in Jasper National Park. I was on a hike with a group of friends for 3 days and two nights, and it was the first time that I had been to this area. We had rain and stormy weather for the majority of the trip and...

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POW: Hiking in the Bugaboos

DESCRIPTION   The bugaboos are one of those cool areas that makes you feel lucky to be alive when you're there. The weather wasn't great for our trip, but every now and then the fog would part and give you a glimpse of the spires. The spire that you can see in...

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POW: Sunburst Mountain Reflection

DESCRIPTION   I hiked into Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park with a friend last summer to do some hiking and camping. Even though the main feature of the park is Mount Assiniboine, which you can see in the background, it was Sunburst Mountain that I couldn't take...

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POW: Ghosts in Tofino

DESCRIPTION   I was trying to get a picture of the sunset in Tofino. I had found a cool rock along the coastline and I thought the picture would be better with someone standing on the rock. Seeing as I was by myself, I had to be my own subject. I still haven't...

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POW: The Blue Ice of Exit Glacier

DESCRIPTION   The Exit Glacier Hike is near the town of Seward in Alaska. The first part of the hike is a bit mundane and arduous, but once you break out of the trees, the views of the glacier are awesome! The ice is incredibly blue and is a cool contrast to the...

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POW: Tucker in the Sunflowers

DESCRIPTION   I went out for a walk with my dog Tucker and we found a field of sunflowers on top of Sasky Mountain. He was pretty much begging me to take his picture in the field. I finally agreed, and he rolled around in the dirt and did his hair up as nice as...

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POW: Exploring Havana

DESCRIPTION   The streets of Havana seem to always offer photo opportunities. They are usually full of old cars, bikes, and people hanging around under the shade of the buildings to avoid the heat of the sun. This particular street was one of the side streets in...

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