12 stunning photos of adventure in Canada’s wild places

Hot shots!

Presenting the winning hunting, fishing, family and wildlife shots from Outdoor Canada’s 8th annual photo contest

FISHING: 2ND PLACE

PHOTOGRAPHER: Gary Knowles

WHERE: Elk River, B.C.

WHEN: May 2018

DETAILS: Angler Gary Knowles says it took him several minutes to bring this feisty rainbow trout to hand on the Elk River in Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Provincial Park. The fish aren’t big, but they put up a great fight on light fly gear,” he says. “As I got close to netting it, I stuck my camera under the water and got this great shot.” Look closely and you can just make out the beaded nymph and the leader.

PRIZE: $250 Rapala Prize Package

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