Welcome to the blog and professional photography website of Ian Johnson. I’m glad you’ve stopped by my little corner of the internet! Here you’ll find a swathe of photos from across North America. My primary goal is to tie together nature through photography and writing. This wesbite provides documentation of wildlife behavior, natural phenomena and life through videography, photography, and writing. It is intended to be educational, insightful, and (hopefully) bring inspiring imagery and writing allowing the visitor to live vicariously through its content.

I am a wildlife photographer and writer located in Fairbanks, Alaska. I grew up in rural Minnesota, completed my undergrad on the shores of Lake Superior, and moved to Maine for several years. I graduated with a Masters in Wildlife Biology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in association with the Resilience and Adaptation Program in December 2015. When not writing or doing research, I spend a majority of my time in the field observing and photographing all types of natural phenomenon from bird breeding to the aurora borealis. I am an avid outdoors-man who hunts, fishes, backpacks, canoes, goes birding, and kayaks; aside from that I am an semi-professional photographer who dabbles in guitar playing and fiddling/violin. Although not self proclaimed, my interest in many aspects has earned me the title of a “renaissance man”.


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Have you reached this page because you are researching using a Micro Four-thirds (M 4/3) system for wildlife? You’ve come to the right place! I pretty exclusively shoot the Olympus OMD Em5 which I picked up when it came on the market a few years ago. Many of the lenses I shoot are adapted manual lenses which provide a ton of flexibility to the the overall System. If you have any questions on the equipment just leave a message. Thanks!

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Ian (Griz) Johnson

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