Colleen Gara is a wildlife and nature photographer based in Calgary, Alberta. Focusing on Canadian wildlife, she is passionate about photographing animals in their natural surroundings, from the Rocky Mountains to the prairies. Her hope is to foster a connection between the viewer and subject and raise awareness to protect both the animals and their natural habitats. Colleen is an instructor for Canon Canada and a leader and contributor for OFFBEAT Photography. Her images have been featured in publications worldwide, including Audubon, BBC Wildlife, Canadian Geographic, Wild Planet Photo and Nature’s Best. Colleen strongly believes in ethical photography practices and all of her images are of wild animals only - nothing captive, called-in, or baited.