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Sask. photographer’s wildlife photo named to top 10 in the world

The photo Deborah MacEwen submitted to the World Photographic Cup which is now ranked top 10 in the world. Photo Courtesy: Deborah MacEwen

A photograph taken by a fine art wildlife photographer from Warman, Sask., was selected as one of the top 10 photos in the World Photographic Cup.

Deborah MacEwen said she took the photo of a whale’s tail during an early morning in mid-September while on a boat in the Icy Strait in Alaska.

“The water was so still. It was a perfect morning,” she said.

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MacEwen has been a photographer for nearly 45 years, but just began exploring her passion for shooting wildlife six years ago.

Since then, she has received several awards and recognition — not only in Canada, but around the globe.

“My husband was with me and I just looked at him and said, ‘Did they just say my name?'” she said, referring to the ceremony to announce the results last week.

“Then they showed my image. And … my heart did not stop for an hour, I’m sure.”

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MacEwen said she will find out whether her photo makes the top three in the competition at the end of March.

“I’m just so happy to represent Canada.”

Editor’s note: This is a corrected story. A previous version identified the whale’s tail as a fin. 

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