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Don's Grizzly Bear and Cape Churchill Polar bear pix have been picked up by the BNPS news Agency in Britain. They write articles based on behaviour, actions and themes in the images and market the articles to news outlets and media. Articles by BNPS have been published by the Daily Mail Online in Great Britain.

Don's Polar Bear pix have been picked up by the Caters news Agency in Britain. They write articles around the images and market the articles to news outlets and media. The Daily Mail On Line has picked up the story. Since then, Caters and the Daily Mirror have also indicated they will use Don's images of cute mountain lion kittens interacting with a baby

Recently Added to the website

Images from 2015. This includesNorthwest Territories and Nunavut, Ontario, Texas Hill Country wildflowers and Rio Grande birds, Animal babies, and Northern USA autumn

Recent Travels

Coming soon: Cuba (central Havana), Red Rock country (Utah and Nevada and Arizona) in winter, Ontario 2016, Pacific coast and BC grizzlies 2016.

In the Works:

Don's birch tree image will be featured on the walls of Laurentian University's building renovation project, through the architectural firm Diamond Schmitt and the construction firm Cy Rheault (Timmins)


Coffee Table Book.

Close to Home� is 'sold out'. I have 2 copies left here at home, returned from a retailer. Stay tuned for an e-book version of the book, a revised ebook version of the book (all new pictures) and another title, possibly in print The Water's Edge.

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Publications of Note

Magazines: A Bears 'hat trick'

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Other magazine covers:

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� National Geographic Christmas (Holiday) Cataogue for 2014. My Common redpoll picture was used on the cover, as one of four versions published by NGS


2016 Calendar

� June 2016 page in the 2016 NWF calendar


2015 Calendars

� 5 National Geographic placements: polar bears, wolves, big cats, owls and Canadian Scenes


� Ontario Calendar- Cover + four pages.


2014 Calendars

� National Geographic American Places

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� World Wildlife Fund Baby Animals Cover Image

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� Backyard Birds Cover Image

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� UK Wildlife Calendar- Cover, Snow leopard.

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� Wild and Scenic Ontario, Ontario, Canada's Endangered Wildlife among others.

� Don published an article describing his experiences in the BC Chilcotin wilderness photographing Grizzly Bears hunting spawning salmon. The article is about to be published in an ON-line Magazine caled WildPhotMag out of South Africa. Click Here for the link.

National Geographic Explorer Magazine Jan/Feb 2012. Cover shot features my Barbary Lion, photographed at Animals of Montana in Bozeman. Licensed through Agefotostock (Barcelona, New York)


� National Geographic Cougars 2012- Cover and inside page. National Geographic Bears- 2012 Inside page. National Geographic Owls 2012 Burrowing owl.



� A burrowing Owl image has been chosen for a National Geographic wall calendar for 2012!

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� Zebra publishing Backyard Birds 2012- Cardinal on the Cover.

� Western Wilderness Committee Endangered Wildlife calendar 2012- Polar Bear on the cover plus an inside page (barn swallow).

Agencies often play their cards �close to the vest� when informing photographers about sales, although mine usually provide me enough information to give me a 'heads up' about notable publication credits.

Other recent publication highlights include:

� A panoramic woodland image now on the wall of recently refurbished Queens University cafeteria (Kingston, ON).

� Two bird pix chosen by Nikon for a binoculars advertisement (print).

� A robin on my lawn will be used in the 2012 Birds and Blooms calendar by Readers Digest.

� Two images have been used in the 2011 Canadian Wildlife calendar.

� Winter wolves on the cover of a Browntrout Calendar- Wolves 2011.


� A sunrise image from PEI has been chosen to be included in a television commercial for the Nikon D3100 camera.

� Two images have been chosen for a forthcoming book 'Canada's National Parks- A Celebration', edited by Dale Wilson.

� A Killarney Image has been chosen for a Comda Ontario calendar 2012

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� Two Canadian images to Firefly Calendars. Ontario and Prairie 2009.


� A two-page spread in the August issue of Harrowsmith Country Life.


� A cover for the children's and young adult's �book "Mona Lisa Blossoming" by Sunny

� A PEI image used in a Calendar in Japan. This picture is being used by Cavendish Farms (PEI) for some of their company branding.


� Monarch butterfly caterpillar metamorphosis images (from the backyard!) sold to a book publisher in South Korea.


� A cottontail rabbit image sold to a prominent children�s nature magazine.

� A monarch caterpillar image was used in a US advertisement.


� A Killarney image chosen for the cover for a Coldwater Creek catalogue.


� An impressionistic image of trees and goldenrod was used in a corporate report.


Recent Travels and Activities

Digital photography tends to make me shoot more. No digital photographer relishes the prospect of spending time at the computer processing the images, but it is a necessary part of the job. As such, many of us have a considerable backlog of material but I have strived to update the website through to Summer 2014. Happily the selects are now posted to the site.

Brenda and I made four major excursionsout in 2014. In the dead of winter (January February we travelled west to Nevda and California. In March we flew to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. In May we touredArkansas (Ozarks) and Texas (Hill Country and the Rio Grande Valley). In September we drove to the Northwest Territories, eventually flying in to the Arctic Haven Lodge in Nunavut. This trip included a 'detoru' to Vancouver Island and some of the western National Parks. Please visit and browse the website�s Recent Work Galleries for images from these most recent trips.

Future Plans

� A return to the NWT and Nunavut in late August September.

� A return to Nevada (Las Vegas for curling! Really) and Red rock country in the winter of 2016.

.The blog has been occasionally updated this winter, where I have now posted 20 small photo essays, travel updates along with some nature photography tips.