Don Downer


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Don’s connection with nature began while growing up in Midland, Ontario, and spending summers at Thunder Bay Beach on Georgian Bay.  On nature walks with his family, Don learned to notice the tiniest flicker of movement in the forest, and then find and name a wide variety of birds, animals and plants. Today, Don uses these observational skills with his camera, translating rare glimpses of nature into exciting digital imagery.  Don’s photographs are taken near his cottage near Waubaushene, Ontario and on his travels to Cuba, India, East Africa, Australia, Costa Rica and across Canada.


In his photography, Don seeks to capture exciting visuals of animals, birds, butterflies, insects, flowers, and landscapes and portray them with artistic vision as digital photographs that both excite the imagination and delight the eye. Don hopes that, by sharing his love of nature in photographic images, others will be inspired to see for themselves the wonder and beauty of the natural world.