My Awards

Contest winner Coastal brown bear at sunrise Top100 WildART photographer of the year in the category of Light, Top100 Remember Bears publication photo contest, Top 250 North American Nature Photography Association 2023 Showcase, shortlisted for the finals in the 2021 Natural World Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

My wildlife photography is really an effort in conservation. I take photos to document and tell the stories of the wildlife of the boreal forest. I hope by telling their stories it helps in conservation efforts. So you might ask why I enter photo contests.  I enter contests to raise my profile in order to have more reach and more impact on conservation. The more my work is followed on my website, social media channels and newsletter subscribers the more people hear the stories. Awards help people find out about you, build trust in the work you do and increase your following. 

I have been recognized in the following International Photo Contests

  • Top 250 Share the View International Nature Photo Contest, 2022
  • Top 250, North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), Showcase 2023
  • Commended WildArt Photography in the category of eyes, 2022 
  • Photographer of the Month, Universe of Colour, August 2022, October 2022
  • Shortlisted for a finalist in 2022 Nature TTL Photographer of the Year
  • Top 100 Remembering Bears publication contest 2022
  • Top 100 Wildart Photography in the categories of light, wet, silhouettes, eyes, human nature and space 2022
  • Semi-Finalist Nature's Best Photography International Awards 2021
  • Top 100 Wildart Photography in the categories of monochrome 2021
  • Shortlisted for a finalist 2021 Natural World Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

I have been recognized in the following Canadian Photo Contests

  • Top 50 Nature Canada Photo Contest 2022
  • Entry from Reflections of Nature Contest Canadian Wildlife Federation published in the CWF 2021 calendar

It is not easy making the more common animals of the boreal forests such as foxes, owls, moose, deer and bears stand out in International photo contests. They are in competition against gorillas, whales, polar bears, lions, elephants, and cheetahs. I try to increase the profile of these animals through these contests and present them in new and exciting ways that evoke emotion and connect with the judges. 

universe of color awardBald Eagle, Universe of Colour, August 2022

Commended Great Grey Owl photo

Great Gray Owl, Commended WildArt Photography in the category of eyes, 2022