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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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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.

Marmot by Dr. Sharif Galal ©

Rocky Mountain Marmot by Dr. Sharif Galal

Marmots are rodents that belong to the same family of both ground squirrels and prairie dogs. There are currently 14 recognized species of marmot, each species have broad similarities. In Alberta, the most commonly found species are the Yellow-bellied and Hoary Marmots. View pictures and read article.

Boats being repaired Nova Scotia by Robert Berdan ©

East Coast of Canada - New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia 10 Day Photo-expedition - Part III by Dr. Robert Berdan After travelling by Ferry from PEI back to Nova Scotia, we stayed overnight in Antigonish a small university town. The next morning we drove highway 104 to Miners Memorial highway where we crossed over to Cape Breton Island. View pictures and read article.

Lobster fisherman PEI by Robert Berdan ©

East Coast of Canada - New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia 10 Day Photo-expedition - Part II by Dr. Robert Berdan Ten days on a photo trip isn't a lot of time when you want to cover a large area, but it should be enough to bring home a few good pictures. Between June 16 and June 27th I travelled to the East coast with friend and fellow photographer Kamal Varma. View pictures 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.

White-tailed leucistic deer by Tammy McGarry ©

White-tailed Deer - Leucism by Tammy McGarry
A little farming village in Poltimore, Qc (1 hr north of Canada’s capital city Ottawa) has a rare new resident. A “white”, white tail fawn. The fact that this little fawn has a little colour with some brown patches and dark eyes means that it is definitely not an albino - view pictures and read article.

Reflecting on Birds by David Lilly
Bird photographers are always searching for creative ideas on how to photograph their subject. One sure way to get a little creative and add impact is to photograph the bird being reflected in the water. Of course this only applies to shorebirds, ducks etc. Read article and view pictures.

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.

Photographers on the tundra take aim at barren lands caribou by Robert Berdan ©

What to bring to an Arctic Photo Adventure in Yellowknife and onto the Barrens at Peterson's Point Lake Lodge by Dr. Robert Berdan For the past 5 years I have been conducting an Arctic Adventure Tour in Yellowknife and 350 km further north on the tundra in partnership with Peterson's Point lake lodge .In this article I provide advice on what to bring to get the best pictures - read article.

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse by Robert Berdan ©

The East Coast of Canada - Part I Peggy's Cove

by Dr. Robert Berdan My visit to Newfoundland last summer prompted me to take another visit to the east coast this time to visit and photograph New Bruinswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. I would like to start the series of photo-essays with Peggy’s Cove as this location was closesest to how I imagined the East Coast would look - view article.

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Calla Lilly by Judy Gerlitz ©


Winner of Photo of the Month for June is a picture of a Calla Lily by Judy Gerlitz


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