Happy New Year to all of our Instagram photographers and followers! Although we’ve just recently posted our top 18 of 2018, it’s time to recap our top Insta photographers from December.
Over the holiday season we enjoyed seeing many cottagers and visitors spending time on the lakes. Our feed was filled with pond hockey, cottage Christmas celebrations, and more pink sunsets and sunrises than in July!
We reached another milestone on our account in December, when Santa brought us enough followers on Christmas Day to cross the 12,000 mark. We’re grateful for all of our followers and the local photographers who generously allow us to share their work.
Do you want to get on our top-nine monthly list? All you need is an Insta account and to tag us using our hashtag #kawarthanow when posting your photo.
We share photos from across our readership area, which is the five-county area surrounding Peterborough which includes Peterborough, Northumberland, City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Hastings (we sneak in the occasional Algonquin Park picture as well, particularly if it’s by a Kawartha photographer).
To see our daily shares of photos, follow us on Instagram @kawarthanow and check out our feed’s monthly highlight reels for recaps of every month in 2018.
#1. Sturgeon Lake Sunday night sunset by Joe Yusiw @kawartha_joe
Posted December 16, 2018. 7,033 impressions, 652 likes
#2. Christmas tree magic on Sturgeon Lake by Vanessa Dewson @vanessadewson
Posted December 27, 2018. 6,899 impressions, 512 likes
Many of our followers commented they could see this lovely Christmas tree across the lake.
#3. Leaping white-tailed deer by Andy Holden @andy.holden
Posted December 22, 2018. 6,898 impressions, 603 likes
Our third most popular photo last month was posted to promote our editorial story about Kawartha Land Trust @kawarthalandtrust, which had announced its third protected property in less than two weeks: the new Cation Wildlife Preserve near Coboconk in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Andy Holden — one of our regularly shared photographers — took the photo as part of his volunteer work with Kawartha Land Trust.
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Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) has announced its third protected property in less than two weeks: the new Cation Wildlife Preserve near Coboconk in the City of Kawartha Lakes. ????????? The 669-acre property will include marked trails for passive recreational use by the public, including hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The trails will open to the public sometime in 2019. ????????? Pictured is a white-tailed deer at the Cation Wildlife Preserve, one of many species of wildlife that use the property as a natural corridor. ????????? Now that David and Sharon Cation have donated the property to Kawartha Land Trust, it will be protected in perpetuity from the kind of development over the last century that saw its old-growth forest destroyed and a reduction of the area's biodiversity. ????????? Read more about the new Cation Wildlife Preserve and KLT in our News & Community section at kawarthanow.com (link in bio). ????????? #environment #conservation #ecology #biodiversity #coboconk #lindsay #kawarthalakes #peterborough #ptbo #ptbokawartha #ptbocanada #kawarthas #kawarthanow
#4. Snowy Owl by Kathryn Frank @_katy.did.it_
Posted December 3, 2018. 6,821 impressions, 597 likes
One of our first snowy owl posts of this season thanks to Lindsay-based photographer and wildlife lover Kathryn Frank.
#5. Picture perfect Christmas postcard by Buckhorn Lake House @buckhornlakehouse
Posted December 9, 2018. 6,246 impressions, 508 likes
#6. Winter sunrise in Peterborough by Sherief Kamar @ptbo_wanderer
Posted December 28, 2018. 6,234 impressions, 452 likes
#7. Female cardinal near Bobcaygeon/Pigeon Lake by Andrea McClure @andrea_mcclure
Posted December 7, 2018. 6,172 impressions, 636 likes
We like to call this one “Angry Bird”.
#8. Saturday morning on the Mississauga near Buckhorn by Robert Metcalfe @robert.a.metcalfe
Posted December 15, 2018. 6,110 impressions, 519 likes
#9. Orange Corners Trestle Bridge by Paul Chantler @paul_chantler_photography
Posted December 2, 2018. 6,098 impressions, 436 likes
Offically called the Doube’s Trestle Bridge, this 200-metre bridge suspended 29 metres above Buttermilk Valley halfway between Peterborough and Omemee on the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail is always popular and Paul Chantler caught this great angle with snow on the bridge.