Josiah awarded in 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

We are so excited to share that Josiah has had two images awarded in the oldest and most prestigious wildlife photography competitions in the world, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition put on by the Natural History Museum (U.K.) and BBC Wildlife.

This year’s competition saw over 42,000 images submitted from 96 countries, and the competition in the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year categories has never been stronger. This is Josiah’s second year entering the competition, and he has had multiple images selected for the final round both times, but we were certainly not expecting him to end up with two of the top 100 images! Read more

Jenaya’s “Owls in the Wind” Receiving International Recognition

On a beautiful July evening in 2013, Jenaya squeezed the shutter release on one of her most iconic images to date.

Photographed just a few kilometers from our home in Pincher Creek, Alberta, “Owls in the Wind” is a great example of Jenaya’s ability to craft a compelling scene as opposed to just snapping a picture of wildlife. After trying multiple camera/lens combinations, she settled on one that allowed her to position two massive wind turbines at the edges of the composition, making a powerful statement and adding to the theme of the prevalent winds in our corner of the world. The weathered old granary, leaning heavily from the years of being buffeted from the west, adds both interest and drama, and serves as the perfect perch for three Great Horned Owls. Read more

Tribute To a Mother

We’ve been waiting for just the right moment to launch our Launstein Imagery Blog, but in the midst of all our planning something happened we hadn’t foreseen.

Just over a week ago, we lost a very special mom. Specifically, a female fox we had photographed and come to know and love over the past several years in Waterton Lakes National Park. Read more