Don Johnston is a self-taught natural history photographer. He has a degree in Biological Sciences and has taught high school biology, retiring after nearly thirty years. Don has been pursuing nature photography for over twenty years. He has travelled and photographed extensively throughout North America and has studied with such notable nature photographers as John Shaw, Freeman Patterson and Tim Fitzharris. Don was the 1995 grand prize winner of the Sierra Photo Contest.
He is widely published in various print media including magazines such as National Wildlife, Nature Canada and Canadian Wildlife. His images have appeared in calendars such as World Wildlife Fund, Audubon and Harrowsmith. Along with Mike Grandmaison, Don produced photos for Sudbury’s ’Healing the Landscape’ a coffee table book celebrating Sudbury’s re-greening. His prints hang in private collections in Sudbury and as far abroad as Atlanta.
This award winning nature photographer currently lives in Lively, Ontario with his wife Brenda and son Matthew