Jo-Anne Oucharek is a nature & wildlife photographer. Capturing moments has always been a part of her life. When she moved to Cochrane in 2014, she brought her camera out of retirement. The birds inspired “Nature in my Backyard”!
This new journey has opened her eyes to the beauty of the nature that surrounds her. A big part of her journey is connecting with like-minded photographers who believe that nature comes first. When wildlife allows you to be part of their natural world, it is truly a gift.
“On my photography adventure, I continue to find ways to improve my craft. To be selected to represent Team Canada on this international stage alongside the amazing talented photographers across our nation is a testament to my journey of learning. I am excited, truly humbled, and so proud! ”
The brown bears in Katmai National Park in Alaska have some mad fishing skills. Only the dominant bears fish at the top of the falls, and this mama bear was fierce. Not only did she hold this prime spot, but she was also teaching her cub fishing techniques. Waiting and watching for 8 hours, action continually happening all around us, my patience and focus paid off, capturing this iconic moment…literally the last images on this day in Brooks Falls. This piece is called “The Catch”.