About me

I have always been fascinated by nature's wonders and recall reading about them and watching wildlife documentaries on television when I was young. I was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick which is situated beside the beautiful Bay of Fundy on Canada's East Coast.

In university my studies focussed first on terrestrial wildlife biology and later my interest turned to marine biology something that I've always been passionate about. I obtained a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. with marine biology specialisation. As a biologist I have come to understand just a very small portion of its mysteries.

During my post secondary studies and my early professional life in marine biology I've lived in both New Brunswick and Newfoundland. In 1990 my wife Kay and I moved our three now adult children Laura, Emma and Peter to Ottawa, Canada's capital where I still work.

Photo courtesy of fellow photographer Wayne Wood.

Although Ottawa lacks the sounds and smell of the sea that I love it has many other natural and cultural beauties to share. Many people, including some local residents, would probably be surprised at the variety and abundance of wildlife that can be found within the city's parks, nature trails and wild areas.

I had been doing 35mm film photography for many years when I moved to digital photography in 2005. The move to digital photography has allowed me to continue to pursue my passion for nature and to advance my photography skills enormously although I still have much to learn.

I currently use Canon's 7D Mark II and 7D model Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras, the Canon 500mm F 4 IS L Prime Lens and Sigma EX APO (Professional Series) lenses including: the 17-70 F 2.8-4.5, the 50-500mm F 4.5-6.3, the 70-200 F 2.8 and the 150mm F2.8 Macro.

I have tried to capture some of nature's beauty through my photographs and I wish to share them with you. I hope that you receive as much enjoyment in viewing these images as I have had in creating them.

Thank you for taking the time to visit.

God Bless.

All photographs are copyright of Stephen J Stephen.

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