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  1. Greg Shchepanek

    Artistic Ramsar Convention Wetlands of International Importance

    There are 2,404 Ramsar sites scattered around the world. Designated Wetlands of International Importance, they are deemed as significant wetland ecosystems on a global scale. If you have photographed one of these beautiful sites please add to the story, stating the name and site number be...
  2. Greg Shchepanek

    More Photography Awards This Time Featuring Mangroves

    I do so love photography competitions I have won two in my adventures in photos of nature and both were international competitions :D https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-54241533?fbclid=IwAR2-eWdlXa1hj2yqkUr7LMBfLE7VJOnjQW9LrhUs4QsTnW1bNZ3xXtrkBcY Have you ever won a Photography Competition?
  3. Greg Shchepanek

    Others Bogs and Fens: Special Wetland Environments

    Showy Lady's Slippers Orchid (Cypripedium reginae) Purdon Conservation Area, Lanark, Ontario, Canada. Majority of the conservation area is a large Fen where the orchids bloom. Canon EOS M100 • EF-M28mm f/3.5 MACRO IS STM • ƒ/4.5 28.0 mm 1/80 100 Flash (off, did not fire)
  4. Greg Shchepanek

    Western Orchid: Northern Green Bog Orchid

    Northern Green Bog Orchid (Platanthera hyperborea) Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada. Nikon Coolpix A900 • ƒ/4.5 11.6 mm 1/30 140 Flash (off, did not fire)
  5. Greg Shchepanek

    Others Britannia Conservation Area

    One of the places I frequent the most because it is in the city is Britannia Conservation Area, Ottawa River, Mud Lake, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Flora & Fauna abound in this Protected Area just along the river. Northern Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans melanota). Canon EOS M100 • EF-M28mm...
  6. Greg Shchepanek

    National Park Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada

    A unique plant that only grows in salty areas is Red Glasswort (Salicornia rubra) found at the Salt Plains, Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada, Alberta, Canada.
  7. Greg Shchepanek

    Late Season: Monarch Butterfly

    Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) at rest by the marsh at Cooper Marsh Conservation Area, Lancaster, Ontario, Canada. Conservation Status: imperiled (S2N,S4B) in Ontario, CA (NatureServe). Canon EOS M100 • EF-M28mm f/3.5 MACRO IS STM • ƒ/6.3 28.0 mm 1/200 100 Flash (off, did not fire)
  8. Greg Shchepanek

    Others Your Favourite Special Place Ecosystem on this Planet?

    I would have say mine are: Number 1 = Canada's Arctic; #2 American Desert and #3 Wetlands. What are yours? #1 Canada's Arctic #2 American Desert #3 Wetlands