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Photos of the Year — Joe Bryksa 2012

  • Taking a gander — A crazy dare from a fellow photojournalist at the Winnipeg Free Press saw me committing to a 30-day goose-a-day challenge — every day I worked, a new photograph was to be created with a Canada goose in the frame. By Day 20, the challenge was beginning to get a bit tricky. The exercise forced me to journey into urban wildlife areas in and around Winnipeg.  On June 27, Day 28 of the challenge, on a windswept field of bulrushes near Tuxedo Business Park, I was looking for my daily ganders. To my amazement, seven heads popped up out of the flowing cover. The photo looks like
a watercolour painting and was a gift that came from the challenge — it is easily my favourite photograph of the year in 2012.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Taking a gander — A crazy dare from a fellow photojournalist at the Winnipeg Free Press saw me committing to a 30-day goose-a-day challenge — every day I worked, a new photograph was to be created with a Canada goose in the frame. By Day 20, the challenge was beginning to get a bit tricky. The exercise forced me to journey into urban wildlife areas in and around Winnipeg. On June 27, Day 28 of the challenge, on a windswept field of bulrushes near Tuxedo Business Park, I was looking for my daily ganders. To my amazement, seven heads popped up out of the flowing cover. The photo looks like a watercolour painting and was a gift that came from the challenge — it is easily my favourite photograph of the year in 2012. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • The sun peers through the fog to illuminate a tree covered in hoar frost near Headingley, Manitoba. 
Thursday, February 02, 2012
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    The sun peers through the fog to illuminate a tree covered in hoar frost near Headingley, Manitoba. Thursday, February 02, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Workers align huge steel girders on the highest canopy on the East side of the new Investors Group Field stadium under construction at the University of Manitoba. The new $190 million stadium which will be home for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will hold 33,422 people.
Monday, March 05, 2012
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Workers align huge steel girders on the highest canopy on the East side of the new Investors Group Field stadium under construction at the University of Manitoba. The new $190 million stadium which will be home for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will hold 33,422 people. Monday, March 05, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Help Me I'm Melllllting - A snowman melts on a bench on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg. 
Sunday, March 11, 2012
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Help Me I'm Melllllting - A snowman melts on a bench on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg. Sunday, March 11, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A hearse waits at the Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet drive through at Notre Dame Avenue and Sherbrook Street. 
Tuesday, March 27, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A hearse waits at the Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet drive through at Notre Dame Avenue and Sherbrook Street. Tuesday, March 27, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A firefighter who arrived as backup could only watch as flames engulfed a home to a total loss on Kapeulus Drive in West St. Paul.
Monday, April 16, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A firefighter who arrived as backup could only watch as flames engulfed a home to a total loss on Kapeulus Drive in West St. Paul. Monday, April 16, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Two common house-martins fight over a bird house at Oak Hammock Marsh.
Wednesday, April 30, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Two common house-martins fight over a bird house at Oak Hammock Marsh. Wednesday, April 30, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Challenges of Life - Goose goslings jump over railway tracks to catch up to their parents at the CN Intermodal yard on Keewatin Street in Winnipeg. The young goslings seem to normally hatch in the truck yard a few weeks before others in town.
Thursday, April 30, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Challenges of Life - Goose goslings jump over railway tracks to catch up to their parents at the CN Intermodal yard on Keewatin Street in Winnipeg. The young goslings seem to normally hatch in the truck yard a few weeks before others in town. Thursday, April 30, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Dandelion seeds from a flower on a lawn in St. Vital. Dandelion seeds can travel over 8 km in the air.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Dandelion seeds from a flower on a lawn in St. Vital. Dandelion seeds can travel over 8 km in the air. Wednesday, May 09, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Geese fight as a male defends his nesting site at the duck pond at St. Vital Park.
Thursday, May 10, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Geese fight as a male defends his nesting site at the duck pond at St. Vital Park. Thursday, May 10, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A Canada goose flies towards the sun near the Perimeter Highway North and Main Street.
Monday, May 11, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A Canada goose flies towards the sun near the Perimeter Highway North and Main Street. Monday, May 11, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Winnipeg's best friend the dragon fly takes a break at the English Gardens in Assiniboine Park. A dragon fly can eat food equal to its own weight in thirty minutes.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Winnipeg's best friend the dragon fly takes a break at the English Gardens in Assiniboine Park. A dragon fly can eat food equal to its own weight in thirty minutes. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A squirrel enjoys the morning sunshine next to the duck pond in Assiniboine Park. 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A squirrel enjoys the morning sunshine next to the duck pond in Assiniboine Park. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Kaleb Sarrasin , 3, cools off in a mist fountain at the Fringe Festival MTS Outdoor Stage in Old Market Square. 
Friday, July 20, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Kaleb Sarrasin , 3, cools off in a mist fountain at the Fringe Festival MTS Outdoor Stage in Old Market Square. Friday, July 20, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Joe Nemcshuk in his second floor apartment in a rooming house on  Pritchard Avenue in Winnipeg's North End.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012   
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    Joe Nemcshuk in his second floor apartment in a rooming house on Pritchard Avenue in Winnipeg's North End. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Luc Laurin (centre), 10, from the Charleswood Twins shows his excitement being next to Former Toronto Blue Jays and World Series winning outfielder Jesse Barfield at Shaw park during the Blue Jays Honda Super Camp.
Thursday, August 23, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Luc Laurin (centre), 10, from the Charleswood Twins shows his excitement being next to Former Toronto Blue Jays and World Series winning outfielder Jesse Barfield at Shaw park during the Blue Jays Honda Super Camp. Thursday, August 23, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan yells during second quarter play against the BC Lions at Canad Inns Stadium.
Thursday, August 24, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan yells during second quarter play against the BC Lions at Canad Inns Stadium. Thursday, August 24, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Lets Roll - Rowan Horrick gets ready to leave with his dog Doog on his  2011 Ural motorcycle and sidecar on McDermot Avenue.
Thursday, August 30, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Lets Roll - Rowan Horrick gets ready to leave with his dog Doog on his 2011 Ural motorcycle and sidecar on McDermot Avenue. Thursday, August 30, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Morning Glory - Spectacular morning light cascades over the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and its construction workers at The Forks in Winnipeg.
Thursday, August 28, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Morning Glory - Spectacular morning light cascades over the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and its construction workers at The Forks in Winnipeg. Thursday, August 28, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Horses enjoy a beautiful September morning east of Neepawa, Manitoba.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Horses enjoy a beautiful September morning east of Neepawa, Manitoba. Tuesday, September 04, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Canada geese fly through morning light in Beaudry Provincial Park in Headingley, Manitoba. 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Canada geese fly through morning light in Beaudry Provincial Park in Headingley, Manitoba. Wednesday, September 12, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A wood duck swims on Lord Selkirk Creek in Kildonan Park.
Thursday, September 20, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A wood duck swims on Lord Selkirk Creek in Kildonan Park. Thursday, September 20, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Merv Pollock and Joanne enjoy feeding the geese in St. Vital Park enjoying a lovely fall day in Winnipeg.
Monday, September 24, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Merv Pollock and Joanne enjoy feeding the geese in St. Vital Park enjoying a lovely fall day in Winnipeg. Monday, September 24, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A seagull flies through the sky enjoying a warm fall afternoon at St. Vital Park
Monday, September 24, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A seagull flies through the sky enjoying a warm fall afternoon at St. Vital Park Monday, September 24, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Canada Geese fly over Keewatin Street framed in an impressive sky and morning sunrise.
Thursday, September 27, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Canada Geese fly over Keewatin Street framed in an impressive sky and morning sunrise. Thursday, September 27, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Canada geese fly through the snow near Highway 101 and McPhillips Avenue.
Thursday, October 04, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Canada geese fly through the snow near Highway 101 and McPhillips Avenue. Thursday, October 04, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Weather fit for a penguin - A penguin statue is covered in sticky wet snow in Winnipeg at the Walmart parking lot at 3605 Portage Avenue.
Thursday, October 04, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Weather fit for a penguin - A penguin statue is covered in sticky wet snow in Winnipeg at the Walmart parking lot at 3605 Portage Avenue. Thursday, October 04, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A beautiful fall sunrise appears over downtown Winnipeg.
Thursday, October 11, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A beautiful fall sunrise appears over downtown Winnipeg. Thursday, October 11, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Water droplets collect on leaves near Omands Creek in Winnipeg. 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Water droplets collect on leaves near Omands Creek in Winnipeg. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • One fall coloured maple leaf hangs on to a wire fence as heavy winds blow cool wet weather through Winnipeg.
Thursday, October 18, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    One fall coloured maple leaf hangs on to a wire fence as heavy winds blow cool wet weather through Winnipeg. Thursday, October 18, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Snow, sleet, and ice covered vegetation in Assiniboine Park.
Friday, October 26, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Snow, sleet, and ice covered vegetation in Assiniboine Park. Friday, October 26, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • 17-year-old Kelvin High School student Julia Romanow was killed in a car crash Thursday afternoon on Wellington Crescent. Kelvin High students hug after visiting crash scene.
Tuesday, November 02, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    17-year-old Kelvin High School student Julia Romanow was killed in a car crash Thursday afternoon on Wellington Crescent. Kelvin High students hug after visiting crash scene. Tuesday, November 02, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Waiting for Winter - A lone tree sits in a farm field near Letellier, Manitoba.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012  
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Waiting for Winter - A lone tree sits in a farm field near Letellier, Manitoba. Wednesday, November 07, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Frozen sunflowers covered from this weekends heavy snow near the west perimeter highway.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Frozen sunflowers covered from this weekends heavy snow near the west perimeter highway. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Water droplets fall from icicles dangling from a home in the West End in Winnipeg. 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Water droplets fall from icicles dangling from a home in the West End in Winnipeg. Wednesday, November 14, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • The late afternoon sun illuminates a fallen leaf on fresh snow in Winnipeg. 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012   
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    The late afternoon sun illuminates a fallen leaf on fresh snow in Winnipeg. Wednesday, November 14, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • A majestic large White-tailed deer listens for sounds in the forest near La Barriere Park in the RM of Ritchot.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A majestic large White-tailed deer listens for sounds in the forest near La Barriere Park in the RM of Ritchot. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

  • Holiday Lights - Holiday lights create a glow in downtown Winnipeg during early morning rush hour. 
Friday, November 30, 2012   
(JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Holiday Lights - Holiday lights create a glow in downtown Winnipeg during early morning rush hour. Friday, November 30, 2012 (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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