Josiah awarded for 3rd time in prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition!

We are so pleased to share that Josiah has been awarded once again in the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition (WPY53)! The competition seeks to discover and showcase the world’s best nature photography, and the panel of esteemed judges felt that our young photographer’s black and white image of a monkey moth caterpillar in Thailand was one of the 100 best images from nearly 50,000 they judged from 92 countries!   Read more

Getting together with other top young conservation photographers…

We had the privilege of being joined by top young photographers Josh Burch Photography (UK) and Ashleigh Scully Photography (US) recently for a whirlwind tour of SW Alberta! Despite the compressed time, we still logged 14 bears on our day with them including grizzly, black, brown and cinnamon-phased black bears, and even a special spotting of a nearly-white blonde-phase black bear sow being courted by a big dark brown boar! Read more

Our Wildlife Art Gallery in the Crowsnest Pass celebrates its 1yr Anniversary!

We’re 1 year old! We’ve had an amazing first year at our Wildlife Art Gallery in the Crowsnest Pass!

A panorama of the front room of the Launstein Imagery Wildlife Art Gallery in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. We are located at 12323 20 Ave, Blairmore.

We’ve met hundreds of fellow wildlife lovers from around the world and shared our art and the stories behind it with more people than we ever could have imagined. It’s been such a privilege to carefully package framed prints, flat prints, archival metal and acrylic prints, canvases and more to bring warmth and cheer to homes from British Columbia to Michigan, from Texas to Atlantic Canada, and a whole lot of Alberta too! We’ve chatted with fellow artists, discussed conservation issues with biologists and photographers, listened to stories of wildlife sightings from local folks and tourists alike. We’ve added new releases to our lineup, new artisans to the gallery, and even opened a second area filled with solid deals on framed open edition prints. It’s been a GREAT year! Read more

The Launstein Imagery Wildlife Art Gallery spills over into Waterton!

On a scale of 1 to 10 we’re at about 100 on the level of excitement we have to share this news!

As we celebrate the 1st anniversary of our Wildlife Art Gallery in the Crowsnest Pass, our art has spilled over into one of our favourite places on the planet (and the home to so many of our wildlife art pieces): Waterton Lakes National Park! We are delighted to launch a gallery of Waterton wildlife and landscape art in COGS Collection, our new favourite shop in the park! COGS is a collection of unique, one-of-a-kind gifts and home decor inspired by nature, and we are so honoured to expand our gallery to their walls! Read more

2016 Favourites from John, Jenaya & Josiah Launstein

It’s that time of the year when photographers put together a list of favourite images from the past 12 months. We’ve enjoyed doing the same, but have always struggled with the tension of separating favourite memories and experiences from the images themselves. This year had some pretty crazy developments for our family of wildlife and conservation photographers, so we decided to do something a little different: each of us (John, Jenaya–now 19–and Josiah–now 12) chose one favourite image, one favourite experience, and one bestselling print as chosen by our collectors and gallery clients. Read more

Jenaya at WiLDSPEAK, Nature’s Best Awards and Smithsonian Exhibition

This November Jenaya traveled to Washington DC to take part in the 2016 Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Photography Awards and see her winning image, “Ramscape” on exhibit in the Smithsonian. In fact, Jenaya ended up being one of four photographers from BC & Alberta awarded in this year’s competition, including the Grand Prize […]

Jenaya returns to the Smithsonian with “Ramscape” | The story behind the image

We couldn’t be more excited to share that Jenaya’s work is back on exhibit in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC! “Ramscape” is a favourite image of Jenaya’s both because of the story behind it and the fact it comes from her home stompin’ grounds (photographed less than an hour from her door!). Read more

2017 Launstein Imagery Wildlife Calendars now available!

We are excited to announce our 2017 Wildlife Calendars are now available right here on our website as well as in our Wildlife Art Gallery in the Crowsnest Pass! Featuring the wildlife of Alberta and British Columbia, we chose some of our favourite images to brighten your month each time you turn the page. 

Josiah awarded in inaugural Bird Photographer of the Year competition!

Josiah’s on a roll in terms of international recognition for his wildlife and conservation photography, to say the least! After being named the Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year in January of 2015, he has gone on to be awarded in Por el Planeta, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and now Bird Photographer of the Year. Read more

Josiah travels to Thailand for film project on his wildlife photography

Just as we were building up for the Grand Opening of our Wildlife Art Gallery in the Crowsnest Pass, we were contacted by a film production company about a short film project they were working on with Nikon focused on Josiah and his wildlife and conservation photography! The production schedule piggy-backed on top of our gallery opening, but as we learned more about the project we knew we had to make it happen. [UPDATE 12/20/16 – the primary film and behind-the-scenes “Making Of” feature have now been released and have already climbed to over 1 million views and counting…you can view them below!] Read more