The vast expanse of Canada encompasses almost every temperate and arctic ecosystem -- majestic mountains, sparkling lakes and rivers, fertile farms and valleys, sprawling ranchlands and a coastline that hugs three oceans. In Prairies 2017, renowned photographers capture scenes that show the natural beauty of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba: the wide horizons, rolling fields, vivid skies and intriguingly varied landscapes. This calendar celebrates the region in all its seasons, offering images of both staggering beauty and quiet charm. Each month presents a different aspect of the Prairies, reproduced in superb color, to be treasured throughout the year. Enjoy a rich and luminous portrait that reveals the enormity and the intimacy of the magnificent Canadian Prairies.
About the author
Author Mike Grandmaison is an award-winning Canadian photographer specializing in Canadian nature and landscapes. Over twenty years with the Canadian Forest Service has instilled in him a great appreciation and respect for nature and the outdoors. His work has been widely published in leading magazines and books and has been used by some of North America's top corporations and organizations including Canada Post, Sony Music, Canadian Tire Corporation, Coca Cola, Ford, National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, Loblaws, the Government of Canada and many others. Mike travels from coast to coast to coast in search of evocative images that capture the spirit and grand diversity of Canada. For his talent and skill he has been awarded a Northern Lights 2007 award for Excellence in Travel Journalism. Professional associations include member of the Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications (CAPIC), Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) as well as a lifetime member and past president of the Canadian Association for Photographic Arts (CAPA). More of Mike’s work can be viewed on his website at www.grandmaison.mb.ca