Connor Stefanison (1991) is a photographer from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Living in B.C, Connor has learned about wilderness firsthand. His photography draws from knowledge gained throughout his life engaging in various outdoor activities. He started photographing in 2008, when he was 17 years old. Growing up in a city with so many amazing wildlife photography locations allowed him to practice frequently and improve his skills. Connor's professional photography career began shortly after graduating from Simon Fraser University with a BSc in biology/ecology.
Numerous publications have featured Connor's work, including: Outdoor Photography, Outdoor Photography Canada, Canadian Geographic, Natures Best Photography, National Geographic Books, Canadian Camera Magazine, Wild Planet Photography Magazine, British Columbia Magazine, Ranger Rick, Audubon Magazine, as well as various books and newspapers. He has also worked on projects for organizations such as Audubon, National Geographic, and BBC.
Connor has been fortunate enough to be successful in multiple prestigious photography competitions. These include:
- 2011 Canadian Geographic Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year. Birds category. Honourable Mention.
- 2012 Natures Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards. Plant Life category. Highly Honoured.
- 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Eric Hosking Portfolio Award. Winner.
- 2014 Big Picture Natural World. Landscape category. Runner up.
- 2015 GDT Fritz Polking Junior Prize. Winner.
- 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Rising Star Portfolio Award. Winner
- 2016 Big Picture Natural World. Winged Life category. Finalist.
- 2016 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards. Wildlife category. Highly honoured.
- 2017 National Wildlife Federation. Landscapes & Plants. Honourable Mention.