The Cover of the 2017 Canadian Geographic Calendar

  By Evelyn Drake

Congratulations to Joe Desjardins for having one of his wildlife photographs featured on the cover of the 2017 Canadian Geographic Bears Calendar. 

Canadian Geographic asked me for this photograph back in April 2016, as they came across it on my profile page on their website. It seemed like a general request,,  I had no idea what they wanted to use the image for. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I received a Canadian Geographic Bears Calendar 2017 in the mail and saw that my image made the front cover. I was thrilled!

I remember clearly the day in Jasper National Park, when I took the photo. This playful and curious 3-year-old was a pleasure to watch and photograph. I’ve been taking her photo for the last few years. Always nice to go back to the park to see a familiar face!”

The calendar can be purchased in a variety of calendar and book stores across Canada.  

About the photographer:
An award winning, published and nationally accredited photographer, Joe Desjardins’ images have garnered national accreditation in equine,landscape, nature, wildlife and other disciplines of photography through the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC).

Joe has been a wildlife and nature photographer for nearly three decades. His photographic career began while working for a photography studio in Northern Ontario, Canada. Growing up in Northern Ontario afforded him the opportunity to explore nature, making wildlife and nature photography a natural fit.

Today, he works as a photographer out of the Calgary, AB region with his main areas of focus being environmental portraiture, equine, wildlife and landscape photography.

Teaching has also become a large part of his photography life. Joe loves the enthusiasm that the students bring to the classroom both indoors and out.

To view more of his work, check out the following links:

Instagram –
Twitter – @joedesjardins


Evelyn Drake has been in the camera business since 2004. She has been involved in every aspect of The Camera Store's operations with a focus on marketing and event-based initiatives. She also hosts our YouTube channel The Camera Store TV.