Canon 60D, Canon 15-85mm, 15mm, 1/100, f5.6, ISO 400

Wanting to propose to my lovely South African bride in a uniquely Canadian way, I decided to combine a couple items on her bucket list and bundle them together into a unique package that she’d never forget. She’s a sucker for a picnic in the forest, has always wanted to fly in a float plane and will jump at the chance to experience ‘wilderness’ anywhere on the globe.

Here we are winging our way to a remote northern Canadian lake in a float plane, bound for a tiny fishing lodge and a picnic in the woods….and of course a proposal she couldn’t resist!

Northern Alberta, Canada

Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    That is so sweet, Dan, and awesome capture!!

  • Couldn’t have asked for a better day=). Thanks very much Dorothy!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful image and a lovely story. Congratulations. So when is the big day?

  • Thanks so much Polly! We were married November 10.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thanks very much Ann!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Macky
    Mackyabout 2 years ago

    A secretive photographer he is!! :-) Must add a romantic one too!!

    Congrats to Mr and Mrs MacKenzie, may your future be filled with much happiness and contentment with many wilderness excursions!!

  • Thank you so much Macky! Thankfully I have a very tolerant wife who has no problem with the camera joining us on our wilderness excursions=). Thanks for the kind comments, much appreciated.

    – Dan MacKenzie

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