My Awards

Contest winner"Morning Glow" 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, finalist in the 2021 Natural World Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest, winner Sun Kissed Contest Advanced Category Journal of Wildlife Photography

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 of the wildlife and hopefully are inspired to act. Awards help people build trust in the your work and that helps immensely when you are sharing a message about the plight of the wildlife you are photographing, I have been recognized in the following 

International Photo Contests

  • Shortlisted to final round Siena Awards, 2024
  • Shortlisted to final round Bird Photographer of the Year, 2024
  • Top 100 North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), Showcase 2024
  • Top 250 Share the View International Nature Photography Contest, 2023
  • Commended Travel Photographer of the Year 2023, Nature, Wildlife and Conservation Portfolio
  • Special Mention Travel Photographer of the Year 2023, Nature, Wildlife and Conservation Single Image in a Portfolio
  • Winner, Advanced Category, Sun Kissed Contest, Journal of Wildlife Photography
  • Finalist (Top 5) Nature Photographer of the Year 2023 Portfolio Category 
  • Shortlisted to final round Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2024
  • Top 100 WildArt Photographer of the Year in the categories Airborne, Naturescapes and Colour 2023
  • Shortlisted to final round Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2022, 2023
  • Shortlisted to final round Bird Photographer of the Year, 2023
  • Top 250, North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), Showcase 2023
  • Top 250 Share the View International Nature Photography Contest, 2022
  • Commended WildArt Photographer of the Year in the category of eyes, 2022 
  • Top 100 Remembering Bears publication contest 2022
  • Top 100 WildArt Photographer of the Year 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 category of monochrome 2021
  • Finalist 2021 Natural World Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

Canadian Photo Contests

  • Winner, Nature Canada Photo Contest 2023
  • Top 50 Nature Canada Photo Contest 2022
great gray owl photo "Evening Flight" Winner, Nature Canada Photo Contest 2023, Top 100 WildArt Photography of the Year Airborne Category and 2023 Finalist Travel Photographer of the Year 

Photos in Publications

  • The Nature Conservancy January 2024 (online)
  • Journal of Wildlife Photography Winter 2024 (online)
  • Canadian Geographic Best Wildlife Photography 2023 (print)
  • Cover Nature Canada Calendar 2024 (print)
  • Outdoor Life  August 2023 (online)
  • Backpacker  July 2023 (online)
  • Frames Magazine Volume 12, pp. 96 2023 (print)
  • Le Parisien April 2023 (print)
  • The Times April 2023 (online)
  • NANPA Expressions Journal 2023 (online)
  • BBC Wildlife Magazine October 2022 (print)
  • Canadian Wildlife Federation Calendar 2021 and 2024 (print)

Articles and Webinars

  • Rewildology Episode 153 Conservation Storytelling Through Ethical Photography with the Canadian Conservation Photographers Collective December 2023 (online webinar)
  • Nature TTL The Majestic Wildlife of Canada's Boreal Forest July 2022 (online article)
  • Photography Through A Female Lens with Nikon Ambassador Jenny Wong January 2023 (online webinar)
  • Ethical Owl Photography Webinar for the Canadian Conservation Photographers Collective May 2022 (online webinar)

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. 

two page photo spread of a great gray owl in Le Parisien April 2023Two page photo spread in Le Parisien April 2023
fox jumping "Might As Well Jump"  Top 100 NANPA Showcase 2024, Top 250 Share the View 2023, Commended Travel Photography of the Year 2023 Nature, Wildlife and Conservation Portfolio, Finalist Nature Photographer of the Year Portfolio Category 2023, Finalist Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2023, Nature Canada Photo Contest Top 50 2023