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The Canadian Nature Photographer is a resource for nature lovers, photographers and artists and includes: articles, tutorials, galleries, videos, workshops, featured artists & photographers. New articles are posted weekly. Your host is Dr. Robert Berdan. All nature photographers and artists are welcome to contribute. Also see our Monthly Photo Contest at the bottom of the page you could win a $250 Gift Certificate to attend a photography workshop and a Macrophotography e-book.

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Dendronephthya klunzingeri is a species of soft coral that lives in a small colonies by Dr. Sharif Galal ©

Red Sea Coral Reefs by Dr. Sharif Galal The Red Sea is an extension of the Indian Ocean, located between Egypt and Sudan from the western side and Saudi Arabia from the eastern side. Fringing coral reef systems can be found everywhere at both shores of the red sea - view article on underwater photography.

Coyote taken with Tamron's 16-600 mm lens by Robert Berdan ©

Tamron 150-600 mm Lens - Field Test and Review

by Dr. Robert Berdan Every now and then a product appears that opens up new opportunities for photographers. The Tamron 150-600 mm lens is one of them. I don't often review equipment as there are many web sites that specialize in doing so , but I believe this lens is a game changer for nature and wildlife photographers - read article on Tamron lens.

Mealtime a the nest of a Bald Eagle by Dr. Dale Mierau ©

Mealtime at the nest of a Bald Eagle by Dr. Dale Mierau I observe the behavior of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) during the summer breeding season on Lac La Ronge, a large lake in the pre-Cambrian shield of Saskatchewan.  At that location, Bald Eagle eggs hatch during the third week of May after an incubation period of 35 days. View pictures and article.

Mule deer Buck by Robert Berdan ©

Mule Deer in Calgary's Fish Creek Park by Dr. Robert Berdan On October 23, I headed to south Calgary to Wayne Lynch's residence where we took his vehicle to Fish Creek Park in order to photograph Mule deer. I arrived around 7:30 am, sunrise was at 8:20 am. A thick fog enveloped the city of Calgary as we began our search for mule deer - read article and view pictures.

Spirit Bear by Debra Garside ©

Spirit Bears & The Great Bear Rainforest by Debra Garside Bears: One of the most beautiful, mysterious and feared creatures on earth.  Highly intelligent and curious, they command respect wherever they roam. The Kermode Bear, otherwise known as the Spirit Bear moves through the dark, dripping landscape of the Great Bear Rainforest with such elusive elegance, it does indeed seem like an apparition. Read article, view pictures and movies.

Deer crossing highway in front of cars by Robert Berdan ©

Roadkill - How to Avoid Hitting Wild Animals with Your Vehicle by Dr. Robert Berdan Every year in Canada thousands of animals are hit by vehicles on the road resulting in injury and death to people and the animals. Roadkill is an animal or animals that have been struck and killed by motor vehicles. Learn how to avoid hitting animals and what to do if you do hit one - view article.

Partial Solar eclipse by Robert Berdan ©

Partial Eclipse of the Sun by Dr. Robert Berdan On October 23, 2014 the new moon passed in front of the sun producing a partial solar eclipse that was visible from parts of North America. In Calgary, the eclipse started about 2:44 pm and finished a few minutes after 5 pm. I set up my telescope and solar filter in my backyard on a Gitzo tripod and attached my Canon 5D camera - view article and pictures.

The Great Salmon Run in Adams River BC by Dr. Sharif Galal Since I was a little kid, I was always fascinated by nature and I knew about Canada from the nature documentaries before I moved and settled here. I still remember one of those shows about the great salmon migration. View pictures and read article.

Blue jay by David Lilly ©

Bird Photography in the Winter by David Lilly Many bird photographers are challenged to find birds to photograph in the winter. However, there are many birds to photograph in winter in all parts of Canada. For example, there are an average of 150 birds in every province in Canada in the winter, except Newfoundland. View pictures and read article.

Aurora borealis over Pontoon Lake, Northwest Territories by Robert Berdan ©

Photographing the Aurora borealis and Barren Lands Caribou Arctic Adventure Photography Workshop 2014 by Dr. Robert Berdan August 27, 2014, I left Calgary at 6 am to drive to Yellowknife with my friend and fellow pro-wildlife photographer Hälle Flygare from Canmore. It's 1800 km from Calgary to Yellowknife and takes two days to drive. View photographs and read article.

Belted King Fisher, Mud Lake, Ottawa by Rudy Pohl ©

Wildlife Photography in Ottawa - Mud Lake Magic

by Rudy Pohl   I have been an enthusiastic amateur photographer since 1970 and I've been an avid nature lover since before then.  Yet, only since 2012 have I married these two loves into one pursuit resulting in my new-found passion of wildlife and nature photography. View pictures and read article.

Hangin with the Caribou a new book and music CD by Robert and Donna Berdan ©

"Hangin with the Caribou" by Robert and Donna Berdan. This is my first photography book that I hope will serve as a prototype for what I plan to do in the future but I will include more about the science of the aurora borelais and barren lands caribou. This photo-book is complimented by a new music CD by my wife Donna Berdan - View book and listen to sample tracks from the CD.

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Partaial Solar Eclipse of the Sun October 23, 2014 by Robert Berdan ©


Partial Solar Eclipse taken ~3 pm October 23, 2014 by R. Berdan using a Canon
5D Mark II, attached to a Celestron C6 telescope, 1\1000 sec, ISO 1000 and a solar filter,
my backyard in Silver Springs, Calgary, AB.


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