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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vote for My Canadian Geographic Cover!

Hi everyone!  Just a quick post today to ask you to please go vote for the next Canadian Geographic Cover, which includes one (or two or three) of my images as a cover choice.  I'm not going to tell you which ones are mine (though you may recognize one...or two...or even three), so may the best image win!

Any guesses as to which images are mine in the vote for the next Canadian Geographic magazine cover?

Happy shooting!

John


14 comments:

  1. Have already previously voted for the middle one. It is the most shocking and full of impact for the subject title. The bears look happy and out of harm on the other two covers. I mean, an open meadow under a rainbow looks incredibly peaceful.

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  2. I'm with Stephen, the one in the middle works best.

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  3. I'll third that nomination. The biggest problem Grizzlies have to deal with is man's incursion into their realm - with trains being the silent killer that lure ubsuspecting bears to their easy pathways, only to mow them down. That image illustrates that deadly encouter best.

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  4. I too, voted for the middle one! It really shows the impact humans have on bear country

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  5. Voted for the first one...looks like a mother with her cub...that speaks to me as the core of saving the Grizzles.

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  6. last one for the color even if you seems to be on a observatory. The middle one for the wild and strong look

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  7. I'll go with the left one. The image quickly establishes empathy for grizzlies. We (the curious readers) don't know all the reasons the grizzlies are in trouble, and this image will inspire a reader to pick up the magazine and read on to find out.

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  8. yep- chose middle one, however, i did comment to CG that the railway will be pissed for being singled out. i think the first two images are yours.

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  9. Voted for the middle one which I was confident was a JEM image. :) To me, and knowing some of John's other recent thinking on this subject, the bear on the railway tracks spoke more directly to a Grizzly conservation issue than the other two compositions -- lovely though they were.

    After the reveal, I'm not surprised the others are John's images as well!

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  10. I would vote for the middle one, simply because this photo speaks so powerfully of the impact of humans on grizzlies in their natural habitat. The simplicity of the photo is also eye-catching from a distance (on the news stand). I also love the first one...it speaks to me of the warmth between mother and child, regardless of the species....another publication! I love anything you do, John...they're all good, but the first has the strongest message for current issues!

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  11. Thanks for all the comments, everyone...I'm torn myself between #1 and #2. Though even #3 has a crazy story behind it (remember the bear that jumped on my car from the Dempster blog posts back in 2010? Well, it's THAT bear!).

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  12. I think #3 best identifies with the current problem for bears in Banff.

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  13. Hiya John , I'm going to vote for the middle image showing the bear on the tracks
    to get the image and the message out there, that there is not enough being done to protect the bears of Banff National park, and the middle photo is so powerful an image maybe more will finally be done to further protect the bears, I have spent so many years watching and photographing the bears only to always here a story of another one of them dieing needlessly because of a careless driver or because they were eating the grain left by train cars on the tracks, there needs to be some big changes in the park and soon before all of Banff's beautiful grizzlies are a creature only talked about and not seen, Thanks for all you do John. Steve Woods

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  14. I wish we had such wonderful wildlife here in the UK. We enjoy brilliant animals but nothing to compete with grizzlies or wolves, lynx, cougar and so on. You're very lucky, it's such a shame that many people don't seem to appreciate what they have over there. Obviously John, you have a gift for sharing the wonders of the animals you photograph and showing how important it is not to lose them.

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