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Photo of Burnaby's Deer Lake wins national contest — in the kids category

Daniel Marques captured a stunning photo of Deer Lake while out for a walk with his mom.
Photo of Deer Lake in Burnaby by Daniel Marques.

Daniel Marques snapped a photo while out on a walk around Deer Lake in Burnaby.

And the photo was so incredible, it's now earned him some national recognition. 

Living Lakes Canada announced the winners of its second Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge on Monday (Aug. 22) and Marques' photo of Deer Lake was the winner of the kids category of the national contest.

It was named the "Judge's Favourite" in the division. 

The competition is a way to celebrate Canadian lakes and their beauty while raising awareness around climate change impacts on lake health. 

Living Lakes Canada says it received close to 300 photos from May to July of this year capturing 160 lakes across Canada including photos from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Nunavut and the Yukon. 

Public favourite winners were selected in three different categories through an online voting system that saw a total of 800 votes submitted. 

In additiona to Marques, the winners of the five other categories were as follows (in alphabetical order): 

  • Jennifer Batiuk, Lac la Biche, Alta. - Judges' Favourite for Most Impacted
  • Michell Brown, Blackstone Lake, Ont. - Public Favourite for Most Biodiverse
  • Kyndra Jones, Middle Joffre Lake, B.C. - Public Favourite for Most Impacted
  • Lily Liang, MaClean Ponds, B.C. - Judges' Favourite for Most Biodeverse
  • Braelyn Sterling, Golden Lake, Ont. - Public Favourite in the Kids Category

A full gallery for 2022 can be found online