Canada is known for its diverse beauty and grandeur. For photographers, our country provides endless opportunity to put the great outdoors on shining display.
This spring, IMPACT reached out to dozens of top photographers across the country and asked for submissions of their favourite outdoor adventure or nature shots from their archives.
Here are some of our favourite images and the brilliant artists behind the lenses.
Robin O’Neill – Whistler, B.C.
Toronto native Robin O’Neill’s photography foundations were formed in the world of social and editorial documentary, capturing wild personalities in wild places. As an outdoor lifestyle and action photographer she is able to tell exciting visual stories that expose the grandeur of the terrain she is working in and individuals who play among it.
Adam Hill – Cape Breton, N.S.
Adam is a nature photographer concerned with conveying the beauty he sees and feels in nature. Hill’s award-winning photography has been published in books, magazines, calendars, and his prints have been collected all over the world, from Greenland to South Africa. Adam was raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, surrounded by the lakes, rivers, highlands and ocean coast lines. Cape Breton’s influence on his life has been profound, inspiring him to seek the natural beauty that the rest of Canada has to offer.
Reuben Krabbe – Whistler, B.C.
Growing up in Calgary on the outside looking in, Reuben was a kid on the prairies staring longingly west to the Rocky Mountains. After years of bouncing around the perimeter of British Columbia between Victoria, Whistler and Calgary, he now calls Whistler home. Krabbe aims to photograph the soul, culture, community and natural beauty that define the lives of his subjects. Creative and physical wanderlust drives him to find unique perspectives and methods to capture the evolving world of action sports.
Paul Zizka – Banff, Alta.
From the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to iceberg-laden seas off the coast of Greenland, Paul’s journey to capture the “under-documented” is a testament to his passion for exploration, his creative vision and fierce sense of determination. These qualities, combined with his keen eye for unique compositions, have resulted in an exhaustive portfolio of cutting-edge images.
Michael Overbeck – Coast Mountains, B.C.
Justa Jeskova – Whistler, B.C.
Justa was born and raised in communist Czechoslovakia. In 1998, she moved to Canada instead of starting her career as a wood sciences and technology engineer. Jeskova ended up discovering mountain biking after making the move to Whistler, B.C. where she photographed her first Crankworx. She revels in her innate ability to hunt down “money” light.