10 top environmental Instagrammers to follow on Earth Day

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Daily Hive Staff Apr 21, 2017 8:16 am 740

Celebrated in more than 193 countries, Earth Day connects over a billion people to inspire them to make a difference and share their conservation efforts through photos and conversation.

Instagram gives people a way to capture and share the world’s moments – and it’s quickly become a platform for people to connect, discover and learn more about the environment and conservationism by sharing their passion through photos.

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Here in Canada, we are fortunate to have amazing Instagrammers sharing breathtaking photos of our country’s beautiful scenery and wildlife, while ensuring we learn more about our natural environment.

So in honour of Earth Day, here are some of Canada’s top environmental Instagrammers.

Paul Zizka

An incredible night out with some workshop participants as the aurora danced above us. We couldn’t believe our eyes when a perfect eagle appeared in the sky. It lasted a few minutes, just enough time to get a shot before it disappeared. #SpectacularNWT #WildlyCreative @ballwatch @manfrottoimaginemore #ExploreCanada #ShotOnCanon #CanadianCreatives #MountainCultureElevated

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Hailing from Banff, Paul’s photographs are all kinds of awesome.

Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicken is a photojournalist for National Geographic who captures some truly stunning shots of wildlife around the world.

The Kermode bear on the left is well known by the Gitga’at First Nations of #BC as Boss. He has this name for the dominance he holds over this river. He has wowed many viewers on this sacred stretch of coast. However, on this day, five years ago, the stocky black bear male on the right dethroned boss from his favorite fishing spot. It was great to see Boss again this year, looking slightly older and a little more battle worn but still healthy, beautiful and strong. #bear #nature #naturelovers #explore #love #beauty

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John E Marriott

John is a professional Canadian photographer who captures some of the most beautiful scenery this country has to offer.

Sunrise at 2nd Vermilion recently in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. #mybanff #explorealberta #instagoodmyphoto #TeamCanon #visualsoflife #discoverglobe #destinationearth #fantastic_earth @discoverearth @pearlcyprus #discoverearth @naturee #awesome_earthpix #greatnorthcollective @awesome.earth #awesome.earth #awesome_photographers #theglobewanderer #fantastic_earth #wildernessculture #Places_wow #warrenjc #alalamiya #beautifuldestinations #ChasingEmotions #theoutbound #wonderful_places #global_hotshotz #WeAreBanff @banff_lakelouise #tourcanada #canadiancreatives

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Rebecca Simrose

Rebecca has travelled the world capturing nature at its most beautiful.

When you know you’re awake but it feels like a dream. #explorebc #hellobc

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Sea Legacy 

SeaLegacy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the ocean. They also take some pretty incredible photos.

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Environment and Climate Change Canada

Responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, Environment and Climate Change Canada also have a nice side gig producing one of the best Instagram feeds around.

A bunch of ‘bous Deer 🦌 seen by biologists while travelling the Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road to do station maintenance on song recorders. Not only do the Automated Recording Units capture bird calls, but they also record the sounds of caribou, moose, bears and other wildlife! Some of the recording stations have a wildlife camera at them too! . . . . . . #ReadyForACloseUp #StrikeAPose #BarrengroundCaribou #WinterWildlife #CanadianWildlife #Caribous #WildlifePhotography #NationalWildlifeArea #CanadianWildlifeService #EnvironmentCanada #CanEnvironment #FieldWork #Nunavut #NorthwestTerritories #ArcticScience #InstaScience #BiologistLife

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Ocean’s Initiative

Oceans Initiative is a team of scientists on a mission to protect marine wildlife.

We love #canada from #sea to sea to sea, but we’re #westcoast people at heart, and are raising another generation of #westcoasters. Happy #canada150 @aircanada & thanks for prompting us to dig up some faves. #tofino #kidsofinstagram #beach

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Ian McAllister

Ian focusses on wildlife photography along Canada’s Pacific coastline.

Today marks the opening of the shameful grizzly bear trophy hunt in BC. Our colleague Dr. Faisal Moola @davidsuzukifdn also released a shocking report this week showing that nearly 14000 grizzlies have been killed in the province since 1975 and 34% were FEMALE bears. This is how we treat the second slowest reproducing (second to polar bears) land mammal in North America. #bcliberals suck #stopthetrophyhunt visit @pacificwild @davidsuzukifdn @hsiglobal @wildlifedefenceleague to learn how to lend a voice for our bears.

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Chris Istace 

Chris is a photographer and writer with an eye for adventure.

Green forest and waterfalls for now. Alpine adventure and might peaks await. The planning and anticipation of the summer summit season is so exciting. What do you look forward to list in the summer? #explorebeyondtheusual

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Nicole & Colby 

This stunning feed was founded by two maritimers with a passion for the great Atlantic Canadian outdoors.

With warmer weather upon us it only seems right to reveal this hidden gem located in back country Nova Scotia; Indian Falls! A popular swimming spot for most in Lunenburg county. It is handy to a small park and the Lunenburg winery. A perfect destination for a summer day trip!

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