Nature Photography by Martin Ryer

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It was an honor to meet up with acclaimed Canadian Wildlife and Nature Photographer John E. Marriott in Calgary recently. I received a signed copy of John’s new book – Tall Tales – Long Lenses which chronicles his journey as a photographer. Check out John’s website here: wildernessprints.com

…I came to a realization over the course of the last couple of days. I’m surprised it didn’t occur to me earlier. The last few weeks have been the longest period of time that I have spent outside of Alberta or British Columbia since I moved west from Nova Scotia in 2004. I continue to be amazed by the enormity and diversity of Canada and am so thankful that I call this… Read More

I picked these up from Ski Tak Hut in Courtenay recently and was able to try them out in Kananaskis country, can’t wait to try them out elsewhere and for more winter pursuits. They worked flawlessly. For great products and customer service, visit Ski Tak Hut’s website: http://skitakhut.com 

In February I tried my hand at some street photography in Vancouver with my Nikon 1 AW1 and I was quite pleased with the results. Recently, in Banff I was able to try my hand at this again but this time with my much more powerful Nikon D810 accompanied with a wide angle 16-35 mm lens and 70-200 mm lens. What surprised me most was the success that I had with the… Read More

The only word that I have is despicable. This Bear and so many others have been lost for no reason, certainly a tragedy and as much as we would like, we can’t bring them back. What we can do is continue to petition against the Bear hunt and not allow people such as this imbecile to continue to commit these crimes.   

I’ve recently partnered with Wolf Awareness Inc. to pursue an initiative later this year to help raise funds. I’m very proud to be associated with this foundation and to stand alongside their efforts. wolfawarenessinc.org

Waterton Lakes National Park certainly does not get the attention it deserves but that also means less people and that’s not always a bad thing. Having explored most of the National Parks in Western Canada, Waterton still ranks as one of my favorites. These images were created outside of the park along the back roads.   

A True Champion of Bears Charlie Russell (born August 19, 1941) is a Canadian naturalist known for his study of Grizzly Bears. Russell grew up in Alberta in the Canadian Rockies as the son of the well known hunter, guide, film maker, and naturalist Andy Russell. Charlie and his two brothers learned about the wilderness from their father, assisting him as adventure guides and cameramen. His brothers went to college and became… Read More