The Banff and Jasper Photography Blog

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Hello, and welcome to my first official blog post for!

My name is John E. Marriott and I’m a full-time professional wildlife and nature photographer based out of Canmore, Alberta on the edge of Banff National Park. I’ve been living in the Canadian Rocky Mountains for the last 18 years and have photographed all over the parks extensively in that time. You may have seen my work in publications like National Geographic Adventure, Canadian Geographic, Popular Photography, Photo Life, Ranger Rick, National Wildlife, Reader’s Digest or Our Canada.

I’m thrilled to use this space in the coming months and years to provide you with tips on where to photograph in the Canadian Rockies, including hotspots in Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. I’ll also provide information on photography conditions in the parks so you’ll know what to expect at various times of the year, as well as give my opinions on where the best places to stay are to get you into the heat of the photo action each morning/evening, and where the good wildlife spots are. And finally, I’ll include some of the stories behind my photo adventures, much like I do on my personal nature photography blog.

Look for the first of my tips in the next week and then watch for them regularly throughout 2009!

Mt Rundle from Third Vermilion Lake, December 2008

Mount Rundle from Third Vermilion Lake, December 2008

Cheers, and happy hunting with your cameras.


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