The COVID-19 virus outbreak inevitably taught us the importance of nature for our mental and emotional well-being. The lockdown months felt endless and had us yearning to get outside, yet many of us realized nature is present in our lives in many different forms, and it’s sometimes closer to us than we would have thought.
We wanted to celebrate the positive role nature plays on our overall health, so we launched a photo contest asking people to submit a photo of a natural place that has brought them peace and healing during the current pandemic. You can see all the incredible submissions on our Facebook album.
We will announce the contest winners in the fall issue of our award-winning magazine, ON Nature. To receive an email with a link to the free digital version of the mazine when we announce the award winners, please subscribe to the digital magazine.
In the meantime, here are three photos that received an honourable mention from our editorial committee.
First Place – Honourable Mention
Second Place – Honourable Mention
Third Place – Honourable Mention
Melina Damian is Ontario Nature’s communications coordinator. She has an MES from York University, and she's passionate about environmental education and biodiversity conservation.