There’s always a warm feeling in your chest when you hear the accomplishments of a fellow Vancouverite.
It’s a testament to our city, the home we share together, and the astounding amount of talent we produce.
Such is the case for Daisy Gilardini, a Vancouver-based wildlife photographer.
She joins the Canadian Geographic team with an abundance of international recognition for her wildlife and landscape photography.
Now based and working in Vancouver, she’s had the honour of winning BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Travel Photography of the Year, and the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International award.
You can find her photos in some highly popular magazines: National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Canadian Geographic, Nature’s Best Photography, and Outdoor Photography Canada.
Over the course of her career, she’s spent the past 20 years travelling across Canada, as well as having made more than 60 expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic.
Some of her most famous work includes polar bears in the Arctic, harp seals on the Atlantic coast, and spirit bears in her own backyard, BC’s coastal rainforests.
Established in 2016, Canadian Geographic’s Photographer-in-Residence program showcases eye-catching visual stories and aims to celebrate and explore Canada’s Geography.
Javier Frutos, creative director for Canadian Geographic, says that “Daisy’s images help [them] make an emotional connection to the natural world that encourages us to protect it.”
Gilardini joins Ottawa-native Michelle Valberg, another renowned explorer, adventurer, and wildlife photographer.