The oopoomoo Team – 2013 in Review – John Marriott

We asked oopoomoo team member John Marriott to highlight 2013 for us. Here is what he said:

When Sam and Darwin asked me to put together a Top Ten of my 2013 images, I immediately panicked and wondered if I’d actually even edited 10 images from 2013 yet.  Thankfully, I’d edited at least a few of my faves from the year, so here you go, a taste of 2013!

The year was highlighted by two different amazing lynx encounters in Banff and Jasper national parks, but also featured a trip to Yellowstone and a host of photo tours across Canada to super exotic locales like Spuzzum and Rockglen (I’m kidding, the photo tours actually did go to some pretty cool places, like the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary and the Great Bear Rainforest).

And of course the year 2013 would not be complete without me mentioning my favourite part of the year, when my wife and I lived the thrilling life of wannabe adventurers and evacuated our house in Canmore to avoid a small amount of water rushing by our house. Two months living in a hotel is a very, very long time, so needless to say, I’m ready to say a hearty goodbye to the year that was, and welcome 2014 in with a giant hug.

Northern Lights over Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada Bighorn sheep ram, Jasper National Park Grizzly bear family, British Columbia, Canada Two bald eagles perch high atop a spruce in the Khutzeymateen, BC, Canada Grizzly bear with a sockeye salmon _S5C9890-large Kitten Wanderer Two of a Kind lyx0054_wildlynx-large

We say: great collection, John! If you like John’s work and want to know where he finds his animal subjects in the Canadian Rockies be sure to pick up a copy of his fantastic eBook: The Icefields Parkway Wildlife Edition.


About the Author

Photographing the incredible beauty of natural things, filming quirky videos, trying new foods with unpronounceable names, curling up with a good book, sharing ideas on how to live lighter on the Earth...these are a few of my favourite things!


  1. Donald Esfeld
    December 26, 2013

    Stunning pictures. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Marty Prentice
    December 26, 2013

    Aside from being a great photographer, John is also a terrific guy and so willing to share his knowledge! Marty

  3. Brenda Boldt
    December 27, 2013

    Thank you so much for sharing these amazing pictures. Wishing you all the best in 2014

  4. Craig Wesson
    December 27, 2013

    Wow, thanks for sharing your work John.
    Been out in that area twice from our home in Ontario. Every time I ask
    Myself why do I live in Ontario.
    Lol. Oh ya. Work.

  5. Jean Wornell
    December 28, 2013

    Wonderful selection! I so enjoy your photos. So talented and lovely. Keep on snapping!! :)

  6. Elizabeth Watson
    January 1, 2014

    Stunning photography! Thank you!


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