Hi, and thanks for visiting my site!

From chimpanzees and mountain gorillas in Uganda, spotted hyena and leopards in Malawi, red wolves in North Carolina, bears and cougars in Alberta and mountain caribou in British Columbia, my photography is an extension of my career as a wildlife veterinarian and what sets me apart from many other wildlife photographers. For me, wildlife photography isn’t just about getting a unique photo, it’s about understanding the animal, their behaviour and making sure that my photography doesn’t impact their survival.

With so many wildlife photographers, the ability to stand out and get support is harder than ever.  The world does not need anymore photographers only focused on getting the next great shot to go viral and making a few dollars while ignoring the very animals they are photographing. Getting a unique image should never justify adversely disturbing wildlife or using techniques that are known to harm wildlife. Therefore, I encourage you to support wildlife photographers that actually practice responsible wildlife photography and who are actively working in the field of wildlife conservation. By supporting these people, you will be directly helping with wildlife conservation.

My photographs are used by various conservation based organizations including the Jane Goodall Institute, Zoological Society of London, Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA), Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative and Parks Canada to raise awareness and promote conservation of wildlife and wild spaces. If you would like to purchase any prints or license photos for publications, please contact me for details.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers, Owen

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