A passion for nature has defined my life since I was a child. Growing up outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, I was fortunate to have been able to spend time exploring the woods and wetlands around my home. I attended the University of Saskatchewan to study biology, and went on to complete a master’s degree, where my thesis focused on Arctic Fox ecology. It was during my time in the Arctic that my interest in photography first developed. In 2005, I opened my first gallery, just outside of Prince Albert National Park, in Saskatchewan. Since then, I have opened galleries in Banff, Canmore, Niagara-On-the-Lake, and most recently, in Toronto.
My ultimate goal as an artist is to have my photographic art inspire a deeper appreciation of Mother Nature. I hope that the beauty you find in the species and spaces that my work captures will translate into a resolve to preserve them. On our current path, some of these species, such as polar bears, are under serious threat of extinction in the not too distant future. At the same time, wild spaces are facing dramatic changes as human encroachment increases. However, the extinction of species and the loss of natural spaces are not things that are outside of our control. If we are motivated to do so, we can prevent these things.
I sincerely hope that you will appreciate Mother Nature as you look through my work.
— Jason Leo Bantle
My husband and I have been collecting Jason’s art for over 10 years. Jason has an amazing ability to capture the essence and spirit of the animals he photographs. His stories surrounding the pictures make the art that much more special! Jason’s landscapes are able to transport the observer to a tranquil mountain scene, prairie grassland, or the beautiful change of colours of autumn - all beautiful gifts from this country that we love and cherish. I can’t thank Jason enough for the beautiful pieces of nature that grace our home!
Lori and Andre Giesbers, Calgary, Alberta
All in the Wild is a Canadian owned and operated company featuring the artwork of the award-winning Canadian wildlife photographer, Jason Leo Bantle. The company was founded in 2000.
All in the Wild has five-year round galleries and two seasonal ones that span from Alberta to Ontario. The production facility is in beautiful Saskatoon also the home of the newest gallery. The company employs 15 people on a full-time basis and several seasonal and contract employees as well.
In 2010 Jason realized the importance of giving back and founded the All in the Wild Land Fund to protect wild lands using a percentage of proceeds from the sale of each photograph. The company motto is to respect nature and by sharing its beauty with the world they are doing exactly that.