Author of the article: Montana Getty
Publishing date: Jan 22, 2022
Photo by: Deborah MacEwen
A fine art nature wildlife photographer from Warman, SK, Deborah MacEwen, was one of hundreds around the world asked to submit photos to the World Photographic Cup. She sent in five of her best photos and one was selected for the top 10.
The photo was taken during the early morning in Alaska when she was on a boat. She captured a whale fin emerging from the water. “The water was so still. It was a perfect morning,” said MacEwen.
MacEwen has been a photographer for nearly 45 years, but just began exploring her passion for shooting wildlife six years ago. Since then, she has received several awards and recognition, not only in Canada, but around the globe.
“My husband was with me and I just looked at him and said, ‘Did they just say my name?’ and then they showed my image… and I was like… my heart did not stop for an hour, I’m sure … It was pretty amazing,” said MacEwen.
She will find out whether her photo makes the top three in the competition until the end of March.
“I’m just so happy to represent Canada,” said MacEwen.
“Did they just say my name? – my heart did not stop for an hour, I’m sure. It was pretty amazing.”
The image “Coalescent” (Coming All Together as One) 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.