About Me - PeterMather
Ice cave near Kluane National Park.

Peter Mather Photography

Photography provides me with the excuse to adventure and provides me with an opportunity to tell interesting, important and inspiring stories. I hope that my photography inspires us to be emphatic humans, with compassion for people we don't understand, our natural world and many of the animals that share this small planet with us.

I am very proud to be a fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers and to be represented by National Geographic Creative and Minden Pictures stock agencies. I was honoured to be named by the Photo District News magazine to the - 2017 PDN 30 New and Emerging photographers.

To follow my work, please visit Peter Mather Photography Facebook page and on instagram @matherpeter

Contact: peter@petermather.com

Awards

2017 - PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS, PDN's 30 Emerging Photographers for 2017

2017 - Ma Murray Community Newspaper Award, Best Photo Essay

2017 - Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition, Finalist for Terrestrial Wildlife

2017 - Oasis Photo Contest, 1st place in Mammals Category

2016 - National Magazine Awards (Canada), two of six finalist for photo essay of the year.

2016 - Nature's Best, Polar Passion, Highly Honoured

2016 - Oasis Photo Contest, 1st place in three categories (Storyboard, Mammals, Birds)

2016 - Canadian Community Newspaper Award, Best Photo Essay

2016 - Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards, Gold Photo Essay Award

2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Nominated for top 50 in People's Choice Award

2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year - 14 of 20 images made it to the final round (No prizes)

2013 Admitted into the iLCP - "International League of Conservation Photography"

2012 Art Wolfe International Conservation Photography Award

Some Previously Published Stories


PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS MAGAZINE - PDN 30

- Named one of PDNs 30 Emerging photographers to watch

MARCH 2017 - NEWS DEEPLY

- Black and White wildlife photography feature

FEBRUARY 2016 - PANASONIC ADVERTISEMENT

- Outdoor Photography Canada and Photo News magazines

OCTOBER 2015 - PACIFIC STANDARD ONLINE

- A recent article profiling my work in Pacific Standard.  

JUNE 2015 - MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE

- Photo essay on the Porcupine Caribou Herd's epic migration.

APRIL 2015 - GOOD MAGAZINE

- Feature story on the efforts to protect the Yukon's Peel Watershed.

JANUARY 2015 - NORTH OF ORDINARY MAGAZINE

- Photo essay on aerial images of the North.

FEBRUARY 2014 - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FRANCE

- Cover Image

DECEMBER 2015 - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE

- My Shot image of Northern Flickers.

JANUARY 2014 - GEO MAGAZINE

- Feature story on the Yukon Territory.



Photo Equipment

Panasonic/Lumix GH5

Panasonic/Lumix GX8 camera

Panasonic/Lumix GH4 camera (2)

Panasonic/Lumix 12-60mm Lens

Panasonic/Lumix 7-14mm lens (2)

Lumix/Leica 100-400mm lens

Fuji XPro 2 with 18-55mm lens

Nikon D4, D3, D90, D3200 and D700

500mm f/4

200-400mm f/4

100-400mm

80 - 200mm f/2.8

14 - 24mm f/2.8

17 - 35mm f/2.8

55mm f/2.8

1.4x extender

Nikon speedlight SB-900

SPL underwater camera housing

Ikelite underwater camera housing for D700

Pocket wizards

Singh ray neutral density filters

Trailmaster camera traps




Porcupine Caribou herd  in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
I want to give a shout out to my wonderful family, my loving partner Terri, and my three step kids - Kennedy, Ava, and Maya. Who inspire me everyday. Thank-you!! Also, thanks for letting me be your outdoor adventure paparazzi. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

My Photographic Inspiration

The following photographers have defined my work and helped me to discover who I am as an artist and journalist.

1. Ken Madsen, my mentor and inspiration. I don't think there is another man in the Yukon who has inspired so many people to get out and adventure, and whose work on protecting wild places has had so much impact.

2. My good friend Robert Postma (Distant Horizons ) who I have shared many adventures with and hopefully many more.

3. The style of photography that appeals to me can be found in these photographers: Keith Ladzinski, Sonny Parker, Jasper Doest, Ronan Donovan, Joe Bishop, and Drew Rush. 




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