Man keeps mowing with Tornado in the background.

Image Credit: Photograph by Cecilia Wessels.
On 2 June, it was a hot afternoon and my daughter woke from a nap saying, “Daddy doesn’t want to come inside – he’s mowing the lawn but there’s something in the sky!”
I asked my husband if he’d seen it and he said, “Yes, but everything’s fine; it’s moving away.” I took a picture of the tornado on its own to send to my parents.
It was really big, so I included my husband for perspective.
At the time, it didn’t feel dangerous at all – it was a strange moment.
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Frozen Bubbles, Banff National Park.

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Methane gas bubbles underneath Vermillion Lakes in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Normally the bubbles would break the surface but in low temperatures they freeze.
50182f8a-a0e6-4dde-913c-580f1842a67f-2060x1363The gas, which is emitted by bacteria after they consume dead organic matter, is fairly harmless but the bubbles can cause an explosion if lit.
3202f1bd-2e7f-4893-a332-251560c268ff-1329x2040Vermilion Lakes are a series of lakes located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
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Animal Murals in Vancouver.

animal-murals-leap-off-the-wall-fiona-tang-1Fiona Tang is an artist currently living in Vancouver, Canada and attending the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
In a series of amazing large-scale murals, Tang draws animals that seem to leap off the wall. On the artist’s tumblr page, he explains:
“I started doing art a couple of years ago, and despite my parents disapproval, I have stuck to and fought for my art. I love sketching, to the point where I will catch myself looking at my surroundings as sketches.
Art is not only my passion, but also my outlet and therapy; it always manages to cheer me up.”
To see more, check out Tang’s work on tumblr and Facebook.animal-murals-leap-off-the-wall-fiona-tang-2

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Night Kayaking, The Rockies.

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Image Credit: Photograph by Paul Ziska.
“Working alone and out in remote locations is always time-consuming, and it involves a lot of back and forth to get the shot,” says Paul Zizka of this self-portrait he took in a kayak on Goat Lake in the Canadian Rockies.
“I had been planning on visiting this location for some time, and on this night the conditions were perfect.
The stars danced across the surface of the lake, and it felt like I was gliding through the night sky.
”Shooting a self-portrait at night isn’t without its challenges, Zizka says. Keeping yourself still enough in a kayak so the camera can catch a sharp exposure is particularly daunting.
“I propped the kayak on top of a rock to help stabilize it once I was in the frame. It took a few tries, but eventually I got a frame with sharp focus that I could be happy with.”
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Icy Images of Montreal.

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People living in Montreal are used to extreme weather changes but not many of them have quite seen it like this.
In the middle of the fall season a cold front hit and with the winds blowing created something otherworldly.
I first had a glimpse of it from the other side of the canal.
You could see the trees covered in ice and with the sun setting I knew it would be quite a place.
So, the next day I braved the cold and made my way there.
The water sprayed through the air with the strong winds causing me to clean the lens every few seconds but I managed to get the shots.
Sadly, no frost giants found
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