Our Favourite Photos From 2021

As we say goodbye to 2021 and say hello to 2022, it’s a good time to look back on our top traveller photos from the year that was. You explored all over our picturesque province, every brook, cove, gut and inlet. If you’re feeling inspired for the year ahead, be sure to share your adventures with us using #ExploreNL and tagging us @NewfoundlandLabrador on Instagram.  

Northern Lights of the Big Land

Labrador holds such a special place for us and we always enjoy seeing what the Big Land has to offer. Josh Bingle captured this magnificent image of the aurora borealis dancing just outside Labrador City on a chilly winter’s night.

St. Anthony Aglow

We wouldn’t blame you for thinking this was a scene from a sci-fi movie or Stranger Things, but Steve Sheppard caught this glorious moment over St. Anthony. A place usually known for icebergs and whales, they have added a third act to the natural wonders you can experience on the northern tip of the island.

In a Land Far Away...

Although this looks like another planet, it’s actually the Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park. Jaleesa Hawco brilliantly captured the combination of light and geology that can only be described as magical.

Western Perspective

The Bay of Islands is not short on photo opportunities, from the coastal drive to the fantastic communities of the Lower Humber Arm hugging the shoreline, a photographer is spoiled for choice. This unique vantage point captures a perspective previously unseen of the Lark Harbour area.

Newtown Sunset

A picture that feels more like a painting, Russell Lynch’s capture of Newtown at sunset shines light on the hidden gems tucked along the Road to the Shore on the Kittiwake Coast.

Fjords of Francois

In a place that has been referred to as the Yosemite of the Sea, Tom Cochrane has stopped time in this image of the quaint village of Francois located along the Southcoast of the province.

Fox Island at Golden Hour

Fox Island is perhaps best known for its summer residents, a herd of sheep grazing the island's pasture during fair weather. While they were unavailable for the photo op, Chelsey Lawrence was able to capture this glorious image of Tors Cove at golden hour.

Ballerinas with Barnacles

Around here we prefer to think of Humpback whales as ballerinas with barnacles and this image from Elizabeth Noftall is proof of the gracefulness of some of the largest living mammals. Breathtaking.

Quidi Vidi Fireworks

This view of Quidi Vidi Village & Lake is a favourite among local photographers, but you just don’t get the same experience without the light show. The colour and reflection brings out the character in the city and the charm of this enclave.


For more great photos like these, follow us on Instagram @newfoundlandlabrador and use #ExploreNL if you've got a great photo to share.


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