A picture is worth 1000 words. Check out these amazing images Sunset Country posted this year on Facebook.
Ontario's Sunset Country is a vast wilderness area with some smaller cities and towns mixed in with the 70,000 lakes and rivers. It's a beautiful area and not hard to have an abundance of really great photos depicting it. Here's a compilation of Ontario's Sunset Country's most popular and most shared Facebook posts throughout 2013. They were either our original posts, ones that we shared from our members or from people that posted to our wall. Enjoy!
Although taken in the summer, we couldn't resist sharing Red Lake Outfitters' photo of the northern lights in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park. The Aurora Borealis can be so beautiful. Photo was taken by Mike Monaghan.
This photo was shared a lot. Perhaps because in February it's been months since anyone has had a Canadian shore lunch with fresh walleye? Thanks to Anderson's Lodge, who have daily shore lunches during the summer for posting this image.
Mikey Gustafson posted this photo of a Great Gray Owl. Just look at the owl's eyes! The rest of his body sure is camouflaged with the tree behind him.
Northern pike are ferocious eaters! Check out this photo sent into Woman River Camp by Kevin. That's two northern pike and they are eating one of their own! lol.
There are lots of benefits of living up north and seeing wildlife is just one of them. This lynx slept under Enid's office at Viking Island & Outposts all day and then got up, probably to find some food.
Thanks to Ron Chagnon who shared this photo of "Just another day in Kenora."
Can you spot the 2 lynx? What a great photo op by Wenasaga Lodge in Ear Falls, Ontario. There was a family of three lynx. These are elusive animals so getting a shot like this is a real bonus!
Sean Rude shared this photo of a cow and calf on Highway 502 on May 17, 2013.
Black bear peeking into one of Viking Island & Outposts boats on Glen Lake. I wonder what he's thinking?
I'm not sure if this bald eagle was taking off or landing, but it sure is beautiful. These powerful birds are plentiful around Sunset Country. Thanks to Woman River Camp for sharing it.
Sometimes I take for it for granted that I live in such a beautiful area and am able to see such great sights all the time. Here's a shot by the Randy Lundin group in June at Ghost River Lodges on Marchington Lake.
Josh had an epic day fishing at Maynard Lake Lodge. He caught his personal best this summer - a 57" muskie. This muskie photo was shared 468 times on our page alone!
I think the combination of the fog rising off the water, the sunburst and just the overall peacefulness of the photo resonated wth our fans. John Marshall took this photo at Uchi Lake Lodge, a fly-in resort near Sioux Lookout.
There's something to be said for waking up to waves lapping against the shore, grabbing a cup of coffee and sitting on the deck watching the sun rise. This photo shows the sun rising over Lake of the Woods.
I'm used to seeing deer, moose or bears on a trail cam, but these bald eagles take the cake! Matt Walker submitted this photo to the TrailCamPro.com trail cam photo and won. I can see why, what a great shot.
Woodland Caribou can be found in the northern areas of Ontario's Sunset Country. The guests on Bertand Lake at Northern Lights Outposts were treated to this woodland caribou swimming right by them.
For those living in the southern United States or in other areas that have summer like temperatures year round, fall is definitely something to see. The shorelines like this one on Eagle Lake at Eagle Lake Sportsmen's Lodge really come alive in the fall. So pretty.
This was a very popular post in November. Who couldn't imagine themselves sitting next to this campfire watching the sky light up before your eyes? The Northern Lights are something most canoeists in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park see each trip. Thanks to Red Lake Outfitters for this great photo and to Kristian Olauson for taking it.
We have quite a large deer population in Ontario's Sunset Country. Many of the deer come right into town and are now urban deer. This handsome buck was right on the road in Kenora.
I meant to include one photo per month, but some months I couldn't choose just one. There were so many great photos in 2013. I hoped you enjoyed living vicariously through our 2013 most popular posts. If you haven't sone so already, please give us a like on Facebook so you can see all the great photos year round. If you like what you see, our 2014 Ontario's Sunset Country Travel Guide & Map just arrived at the office, you can order your free brochure today.
Since it's the end of 2013, I written a few articles summarizing our year in Northwest Ontario. Check out:
- Sunset Country's Best Sunsets of 2013
- These Incredible Photos Tell the Story of Ontario's Sunset Country in 2013
- Sunset Country's Best Fishing Photos of 2013
Why don't you make 2014 the year you come to Ontario's Sunset Country?