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Alberta's Best Photos Of 2015

12/24/2015 10:50 EST | Updated 12/24/2015 10:59 EST

It's been an incredible year for Alberta. From wild weather, to a historic spring election, there have been plenty of dramatic photo opportunities.

We've compiled our favourite 15 photos of the province (and a few picks from Saskatchewan, too) to sum up the year.

2015 looked good on you, Alberta:

  • <a href="https://instagram.com/stephenunderhay/" target="_blank">Stephen Underhay</a>
  • Nathan Denette/CP
    Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly hoists the Grey Cup after his team's win over the Ottawa Redblacks during the 103rd Grey Cup on Nov. 29, 2015.
  • Corey Hardcastle
    A pilot snapped this photo of the devastating wildfires in Saskatchewan this summer.
  • <a href="thirteenthavenue.ca" target="_blank">Thirteenth Avenue Photography</a>
    Husband-and-wife wildlife photography team Chad Larsen and Andrea Halwas captured these two elk squaring off.
  • <a href="http://randeearmstrong.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Randee Armstrong</a>
    Edmonton photographer Randee Armstrong captured this dreamy image of a dirt bike speeding down a gravel road.
  • <a href="http://www.cosetteart.com/" target="_blank">Cosette Art</a>
    Four-year-old painter Cosette Swart has raised thousands for charity in her short career.
  • Bill Allen/<a href="https://twitter.com/OutwestK9/status/663550318416756737/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank">Twitter</a>
    A meteor from the Taurid meteor shower streaks through the night sky in November 2015.
  • Jeff McIntosh/CP
    Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley holds a can of orange Crush soda pop as she enters a campaign rally in Calgary, shortly before her party's historic win that toppled the Tories' decades-long dominance.
  • <a href="http://www.scheerphotoart.com/" target="_blank">Scheer Photo Art</a>
    A bird perches in an evergreen tree near Claresholm.
  • <a href="http://www.twistedchasers.net/" target="_blank">Twisted Chasers</a>
    Twisted Chasers, a group of nine amateur weather enthusiasts, chase wild weather phenomenon across Alberta.
  • <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alexia-Foster-Williamson-Photography/711329512292430?ref=bookmarks" target="_blank">Alexia Foster-Williamson Photography</a>
    Fireworks light up the Calgary Stampede.
  • Matthew Lewis / FIFA via Getty
    Canada and China face off during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Edmonton on June 6, 2015.
  • <a href="http://www.cassiescamera.com/" target="_blank">Cassie's Camera</a>
    Calgary couple Helen Knight and Owen Chan pose for a wedding photo just before a massive hail storm strikes on July 4, 2015.
  • Chip Phillips / Rex Features
    Methane bubbles up creating columns underneath Abraham Lake.
  • <a href="http://pixelsphotons.com/" target="_blank">Nick Taylor/PIXELS+PHOTONS</a>
    People play a round of flaming skeeball at Beakerhad, a science and arts festival that takes place every September in Calgary.

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