From October 25th through November 4th, Canada’s Banff Centre will host a special ‘Big Cats’ exhibit featuring the award-winning photographs of Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter. Coinciding with the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, this exhibit will display photos of some of world’s most elusive wild cats in their natural habitat.
From the mountaintops of the Himalaya, down through India’s grasslands and back to the Rockies of the American west, Winter has captured a range of wild cats, from snow leopards to cougars. Winter’s mastery of camera traps has allowed him to capture diorama-like images of cats rarely seen by humans.
While growing up in Indiana, Winter dreamed of traveling the world as a photographer for National Geographic. His first camera was a gift from his father on his seventh birthday. The winner of numerous photography awards, including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, BBC Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year, and twice awarded the Pictures of the Year International Global Vision Award, Winter has repeatedly brought back images that excite the public about the natural world. Despite being stalked by jaguars and charged by rhinos, often the most dangerous creatures he encounters are microscopic.
Learn more about Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter.