Nations from around the globe participate in the World Photographic Cup, an international competition in which a team of photographers represent their home country.
For Team Canada the process started 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 2022 World Photographic Cup.
And now Deborah MacEwen’s striking whale image set against a background of majestic Alaskan mountains has been recognized as World Top 10 in the Nature Category.
Along with two other Top 10 Canadian finalists Deborah is now in the running for an individual Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal at the awards ceremony to be held in Rome, Italy on March 28, 2022. And depending on their final ranking, these images have the chance to help Team Canada win the World Photographic Cup!
“This is crazy, I had no idea all this would be happening I can’t even keep up to thanking people between messages, posts, texts, emails, phone calls and media inquiries. My 15 minutes of fame…”
Deborah MacEwen with her image “Coalescent”, which means Coming All Together as One, is a World Top 10 finalist in the Nature category of the World Photographic Cup.
Deborah says the stunning photograph was taken in the middle of September on the very last whale cruise of the year. “I had been on many whale cruises before in BC but this day in the Icy Strait of Alaska was a day like no other. The lighting, the subject, and the scenery all came together at the same time to create this magical image. We were told they weren’t sure we would even see any whales but for a short period of time this fella kept us entertained.”
WPC Team Canada wishes her all the best at the upcoming awards ceremony on March 28th, 2022.