Knowing that Canada is such a beautiful and geographically diverse country, it is no wonder that many photographers are showing the most scenic parts of this land. Despite how hard it was to narrow this list down to just 10 Canadian photographers, here are our favourite photographers we feel you should be following on Instagram!
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Photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist, Paul Nicklen has documented the beauty and plight of our planet for over twenty years. One of the world’s most acclaimed nature photographers, Paul’s photographs capture an emotional connection with wild animals. His sensitive and evocative pictures have earned him some of the most prestigious awards given to a photographer, including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and World Press Photo for Photojournalism.
In addition, Paul co-founded @SeaLegacy, an organization dedicated to engaging billions of people in the ocean conservation movement.
Paul Zizka is synonymous with landscape and adventure photography in Canada. The second Paul on our list has inspired many photographers to discover their passion for the craft, expand their potential, and develop a deeper appreciation for the natural environment.
His book The Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered won the Mountain Image category at Banff Mountain Book Competition. He’s published over six books to date. Paul often plans and takes some of the most epic selfies we have ever seen!
Born and raised in Toronto, Michael Sidofsky is a self-taught photographer who has gained international acclaim on Instagram. Mike is highly skilled when it comes to planning, photography, and editing. Mike’s feed is filled with a mix of stunning landscapes and cityscapes images that look like paintings.
His photos are described as an exciting blend of both photography and art. This helps explain why his Instagram has over 700,000 followers around the world.
Peter McKinnon is one of the most widely followed photographers on social media. The popularity of Peter’s YouTube channel skyrocketed in December 2016. He now has over 5.3 million subscribers and over 2.8 million Instagram followers.
Peter has gained a following by making engaging tutorials on photography, videography, and video editing. There’s no wonder, so many new photographers and videographers admire him!
From Switzerland, now based in Vancouver, Canada, Daisy Gilardini specializes in conservation photography of Polar regions, emphasizing Antarctic wildlife and North American bears. She has spent most of her time photographing the polar regions since her first Antarctic expedition in 1997.
Gilardini’s numerous awards include BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Travel Photography of the Year, and Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards.
Elizabeth Gadd is a Vancouver-based artist and photographer. Her work uses a combination of self-portraiture and natural landscapes to create images that evoke tranquility and illustrate the beauty of aligning one’s heartbeat with the rhythm of nature.
Since she gained international fame through her 365 days photo project, her social media platform following has surpassed 700,000+.
Adam Cornick, a Halifax-based photographer, captured the viral photo of pond
hockey against Peggy’s Cove at golden hour.
Originally from the UK, Adam has spent most of his photographic career capturing ocean and hidden gems all over Nova Scotia. Recently, he published a book called “Coastal Nova Scotia” where he illustrates the diverse coastlines of Nova Scotia.
Jamie Out is an adventure travel photographer based in Vancouver. Jamie’s primary aesthetic focus is on capturing the spirit of adventure and telling stories in landscapes such as those of the West Coast and the Rocky Mountains In Canada.
The aesthetics of his compositions and soft edits have earned him over 169,000 followers on Instagram.
Originally from Vancouver, Emmett travels the world and shares beautiful photos of his adventures.
Emmett started playing with his first camera in 6th grade, then branched out into fashion photography in high school. Since then, he has traveled extensively and fallen in love with nature photography. Leaving the comforts of home behind to travel the world has been nothing but a dream job for Sparling, who has over 850,000 Instagram followers.
Ramtim Kazemi is an award-winning landscape and nature photographer and a tour guide with a passion for the wilderness. The magical images he creates incorporate visually pleasing compositions along with a variety of photo editing techniques.
This Instagram profile is full of wild and beautiful photos. From the earliest light to the twilight auroras, Kazemi shows us the rugged beauty of the Yukon.
Photographer Edward Burtnsky, from St. Catherines, Ontario, is known for his large format landscapes of industrial landscapes. Through his work, he explores the rise of industrialization and its impact on nature and humans. His work promotes environmental conservation by highlighting the dilemma of modern life.
In 2005, Burtynsky won the inaugural TED Prize for Innovation and Global Thinking, and in 2016 he was awarded the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts for his collection so far.
Pat Kane is a photographer based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Through his Instagram feed, he offers a view into Northern Canada through his documentary-style approach to stories about people, life, and culture. He identifies as mixed Indigenous/settler as a proud Algonquin Anishinaabe member of the Timiskaming First Nation (Quebec).