Our top nine Instagram photographers for April 2019

Every month, we share the work of local photographers from across the Kawarthas

One of two playful river otters in Buckhorn from a video by The Highlands Cottages that was the top post on our Instagram for April 2019. Watch the video in our story to see the two otters having fun in the early spring snow. (Photo: The Highlands Cottages @thehighlandscottages / Instagram)
One of two playful river otters in Buckhorn from a video by The Highlands Cottages that was the top post on our Instagram for April 2019. Watch the video in our story to see the two otters having fun in the early spring snow. (Photo: The Highlands Cottages @thehighlandscottages / Instagram)

How much can humanity take? “Winter is coming” indeed. I’m talking about that long, long winter followed by the non-arrival of spring in March and April. I’m now writing this in May, wishing for the November-like temperatures and drizzle to disappear.

In cottage country, deep snow and ice cover on the lakes persisted well into April. In our top photos for last month, you’ll notice a couple lakes were solid ice late into April, although others opened up right on schedule. Mother Nature owes us a catapult into warmth and summer soon (but first — blackfly season!). At least the ice is finally out … but the Kawarthas do look stunning in all seasons.

Do you want to get on our top photographers 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 highlight reels for recaps of every month in 2019.


#1. River otters in Buckhorn by The Highlands Cottages @thehighlandscottages

Posted April 7, 2019. 7,817 impressions, 3,345 views, 636 likes

It was Sunday Funday when the river otters came out to play at The Highlands Cottages just north of Buckhorn.

 

#2. Fairy Lake Island by Ward Strickland @ward.strickland

Posted April 6, 2019. 7,048 impressions, 592 likes

It’s not spring (or summer) until Ward Strickland is back at Stony Lake capturing his favourite vistas from Fairy Lake Island … and that’s Stony without the ‘e’ (Ward says so). This was actually a repost throwback post from warmer days because so many of our followers had seen enough ice and snow!

 

#3. Easter jackrabbit by Linda McIlwain @lindamac11

Posted April 21, 2019. 7,044 impressions, 671 likes

It was a special Easter Sunday this year with this local jackrabbit.

 

#4. Eagles over the Otonabee by Dave Ellis @dave.ellis.photos

Posted April 17, 2019. 6,792 impressions, 529 likes

 

#5. Easter Monday (and Earth Day) on Big Bald Lake by Joe Yusiw @kawarthajoe

Posted April 22, 2019. 6,136 impressions, 478 likes

 

#6. Sunday morning, all quiet over Peterborough by Brian P. @bparypa73

Posted April 14, 2019. 5,852 impressions, 363 likes

 

#7. Easter Weekend ice and snow on Gold Lake by Cindy Bartoli @cbart03

Posted April 20, 2019. 5,845 impressions, 393 likes

 

#8. Ready for the Easter long weekend on Big Bald Lake by Gilstrof & Gray @gilstorfandgray

Posted April 18, 2019. 5,777 impressions, 310 likes

 

#9. Orange Corners trestle bridge by Julia Luymes @julialuymesart via @joannesplace

Posted April 4, 2019. 5,705 impressions, 321 likes

Everyone loves the view at Orange Corners!

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