Hello everyone! Last month, our contributors were once again hard at work taking some amazing photos. Wildlife was abundant and our contributors got the chance to see some amazing sights.

July 30-August 4

This week, our contributors enjoyed the great outdoors and snapped some photos of wildlife.

Light trails made by hikers following the hiking trail around Elbow Falls. Taken in Kananaskis Alta. Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo by Rory Carroll/The Emery Weal)
A chipmunk eats food near a footpath in Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park on Aug. 2, 2022. (Photo by Pamela Shah/The Emery Weal)
Farouk Shah stands in front of Lake Minnewanka on Aug. 2, 2022. Lake Minnewanka is a glacial lake in Banff National Park that stretches 21km long. (Photo by Pamela Shah/The Emery Weal)
A man's reflection is caught in the mirror of a motorcycle.
Nelson Lau enjoys riding his Kawazaki motorcycle in Calgary. Lau said “the air and the environment here are so good. It is worthy to invest everything to move to Calgary.” (Photo by Stephanie Lam/The Emery Weal)

August 5-11

During this week, our contributors returned to nature and encountered some amazing things. Elk sightings and northern lights were the highlights.

Three male elk bathe in the Bow River in Canmore on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. Elk are common visitors to Canmore. (Photo by Robin Contos/The Emery Weal)
A Black Bear eats berries near the roadside outside Canmore on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. This bear was less than 5km outside of the Canmore township. (Photo by Robin Contos/The Emery Weal)
A Black Bear eats berries near the roadside just outside of in Canmore
A Black Bear eats berries near the roadside outside Canmore on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. This bear was less than 5km outside of the Canmore township. (Photo by Robin Contos/The Emery Weal)
A meteor from the Perseid meteor shower streaks through northern lights near Canmore, Alta Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. The height of the shower took place Aug. 11-12. (Photo by Rory Carroll/Novalight Photography)
A crowd dances to the YMCA at Fiestaval on Sunday, July 24, 2022. (Photo By Daniel McCarten/The Emery Weal)

August 12-18

This week, our contributors got out into the world. From festivals to zoo trips, our contributors saw life being celebrated.

One of the bearers of the palanquin while the Onmikoshi parade group marches on the grounds of Max Bell Centre in Calgary on Saturday, Aug. 13,
One of the bearers of the palanquin while the Onmikoshi parade group marches on the grounds of Max Bell Centre in Calgary on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Onmikoshi is a ceremony where a shrine of “festival deities” gets carried around a community or neighbourhood. The Onmikoshi requires the members to be voracious and uplifting with their voices, as they constantly chant and lift the palanquin up and down, or left and right. (Alejandro Melgar/The Emery Weal).
A polar bear rolls on the ground at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg Man. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Photo by Rory Carroll/Novalight Photography)
A flower used as part of the Pink Flower Ceremony washes up on the shore of the Glenmore Reservoir as the Dragon Boat Festival comes to a close on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (Photo by Daniel McCarten/The Emery Weal)

August 19-25

Thunderstorms shot across Calgary skies during this week, which created some amazing photographs.

Lightning shoots across the night sky in Cochrane on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Alberta, which resulted in an epic lightning show. (Photo by Matthew Thompson/The Emery Weal)
Lightning shoots across the night sky in Cochrane on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Alberta, which resulted in an epic lightning show. (Photo by Matthew Thompson/The Emery Weal)
A boa constrictor lays in his enclosure at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg Man. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Photo by Rory Carroll/Novalight Photography)

August 26- September 1

This week, our contributors travelled across Canada and saw some amazing sights. From killer whales to stunning sunsets, they saw many natural wonders our country has to offer.

A marine bird swoops down on the city fountain for a drink in Vancouver B.C. on Aug. 26, 2022. (Photo by Yaqing Ke/The Emery Weal)
Two killer whales appear on the sea’s surface near Vancouver Island’s northeast coast on Aug. 28, 2022. (Photo by Yaqing Ke/The Emery Weal)
The city skyline is visible from a small platform along the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg Man. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. (Photo by Rory Carroll/Novalight Photography)

A big thank you to all our contributors this month. Every last photo was amazing, and it was great to see everyone out enjoying nature.

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