Walter Potrebka

Photos by Walter Potrebka.

My love for nature and wildlife started when I was growing up on the family farm near Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba, Canada. My interest in photography started when I borrowed my sister’s camera for a trip to British Columbia when I was 13.

Seeing the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains through the camera had me hooked. Combining these two loves is what drives my photography. I try to captures the beauty that is always around, from the close up of a tiny song bird, to the wide vista of the Black Sand Beaches in Iceland.

Whether it is waiting for hours for a Chickadee to land on the perfect branch, or for the sun to illuminate the mountain, I find patience and calm when in the out of doors. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Adopt the pace of Nature: her secret is patience”.