Canada Post unveils new weather-themed stamps
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:44 AM - Canadians love the weather. We talk about it, we take photos of it and many of us check our local forecast daily.
It comes as no surprise, then, that Canada Post is rolling out a series of weather-themed stamps.
The collection is a follow-up to the Post's 2015 Weather Wonders series, which featured a photo that was submitted to The Weather Network by Frank Reardon.
This year's installment features steam fog, a moon halo, a waterspout, lenticular clouds and light pillars.
All of the images were taken in Canada by amateur photographers.
Here's a closer look.
Garry M. Cass photographed a magnificent, if not menacing, waterspout over Lake Ontario near Toronto. These swirling funnels of water can be just as dangerous as land-based twisters.
Mark Newman’s photograph of a thick layer of steam fog over an unidentified British Columbia lake was taken just as an icy wind caused humid air to condense over the warmer surface. The image beautifully captures a moody, almost ghostly, scene.
David McColm’s photograph forever freezes a moon halo in Whistler, B.C. The weather phenomenon is the result of airborne ice crystals refracting the moonlight on a chilly night.
Marilyn Dunstan’s bucolic photo of lenticular clouds – some call them UFO clouds because of their disc-like shape – was taken in Jasper National Park in Alberta.
Timmy Joe Elzinga snapped spectacular light pillars reflecting the city lights of North Bay, Ontario. These can appear when ice crystals in the air reflect light drawn from artificial sources.
Visit Canada Post to get your own set of stamps.