A Cormorant in Need of a Helping Hand

During the last week of September, 2019, the area where we live in southwestern Alberta was part of a Winter Storm Advisory from Environment Canada. As the weekend drew near, the forecasts and warnings grew more and more ominous, eventually warning residents to prepare for a “historic storm.” Sure enough, it lived up to the hype, with some locations in our region receiving over 100cm(!) by the time the snow quit falling on Monday. Read more

2018 Favourites from John, Jenaya & Josiah Launstein

It’s hard to believe we’re already looking back on 2018 and all the memories and moments it held. We missed doing this kind of a post in 2017, so we thought it was definitely time to share some of our favourite moments and images with you from the past couple years. We decided to organize our highlights around a few categories of favourites for Josiah, Jenaya and John: New Print Releases, Memories from the Field, Beauty All Around Us, and our most popular prints amongst our collectors and gallery guests. Read more

Josiah makes history after being named Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year for the 2nd time

He’s done it again! On January 23, 2018, Josiah was named the 2017 Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year! This is the second time Josiah has received this distinction, which marks the first time any photographer has won a category twice in the history of the competition!

It is such an honour for Josiah to be recognized in this highly regarded competition that saw entries from photographers from more than 60 countries this year. Read more

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