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    Photo & video contest

    Stories, news & views from the realm of the whales.

    Winners of the 2021 Photo Contest

    December 14th, 2021

    the end of an awesome season Once the gear has been stacked, the documents filed and the boats have been put to bed, the last task for the Spirit of the West team to complete after a long summer season, is to review the annual submissions to our photo & video contest. This year, even though life felt strange and…

    And the winners are…

    October 15th, 2020

    Unique images of a unique season A BIG THANK YOU to all participants & congratulations to the winners! It’s always a pleasure to reflect on the past season through the submissions to our photo & video contest. There were great wildlife sightings, beautiful landscapes and many personal moments with stories to tell. Our thanks to the Spirit of the West…

    We have our winners!

    October 16th, 2019

    Raven in the rain Johnstone Strait

    Holy paddler! This was another year of spectacular photo submissions. Once more, we are amazed and truly grateful. Kayak photo & video contest winners 2019 A BIG THANK YOU to all participants! It’s the time of the year when the halls of our Spirit of the West base are filled with ‘wows’, ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’! We had another year of absolutely…

    And the winner is…

    October 15th, 2018

    Johnstone Strait Expedition humpback island

    Holy paddler! This was another year of spectacular photo submissions. Once more, we are amazed and truly grateful. A BIG THANK YOU to all our 2018 participants for capturing those special moments that show the unique characters of the places we are fortunate to kayak and explore! With so many excellent entries, it was difficult to choose a winner. There were…

    Winners Photo & Video Contest 2017

    October 15th, 2017

    WOW! We literally got overrun with simply impressive photo and video contest submissions. THANK YOU TO ALL PARTICIPANTS for capturing all those special moments that show the uniqueness of the places we are fortunate to discover, explore and paddle each summer. With so many incredible entries, we asked for some outside help in deciding the winners. Our thanks to local photographer…

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