The World Photographic Cup is a competition in which a team of photographers represent their home country. This one of a kind international team competition features the best photographic art from around the world.
Nations across the globe, including Canada, meticulously curate their countries images to create a collection of 18 amazing images to enter in the World Photographic Cup. For Team Canada, the gruelling process began last summer, when submissions came in from coast to coast, vying for only 3 precious spots in each of the six categories.
The final 18 images went on to represent Canada at the World Photographic Cup. Of those a select few may make it to Top 10 in the World. Every photographer on Team Canada is excited to celebrate our Canadian finalists, and we thank them for propelling Canada on to the world photographic stage.
“There are no words to express how exciting it was to be in person at WPC 2022 in Rome Italy representing our beautiful Country Canada. So very proud & humble to have received 6th place in the Nature category on this World Stage. It really seems like a dream I don’t want to wake up from.”
My image Coalescent was taken on the very last whale-watching excursion of the season in Alaska. Coalescent is the process of coming together to form as one, in this case, the waters, the lighting, the mountains, and the whale all came together at the same time. I have been on numerous excursions in BC and USA, but never one more magnificent than this one. It was a beautiful, calm day with deep blue water and skies. It was very early morning, and once we got out into the strait, we were surrounded by whales, some so close you could reach out and touch them. As picturesque as the whole area was, there was only one direction with the mountains in the background. It took hours to come together with a whale showing his fluke in the right direction, but when it did, I captured him. At that moment, I felt this image would be special.
I am always looking forward to the next adventure. It doesn’t matter if I’m travelling to an exotic location or exploring my big Canadian backyard. I always find inspiration and beauty everywhere.