City Wildlife Photographer Displays on Journey Throughout Canada

Andrew Budziak Edge of Frame

Canadian wildlife photographer Andrew Budziak has wrapped up his “Edge of Frame” urban wildlife photography video series with a pair of ultimate episodes that includes whales in Newfoundland and Labrador and raccoons in Budziak’s hometown of Toronto, Ontario.

The six-episode “Fringe of Body” video sequence, produced in partnership with Narcity, has seen Budziak {photograph} harbor seals in Vancouver, make the most of digital camera traps in Edmonton, {photograph} beavers in Saskatchewan, and foxes in Montreal.

Andrew Budziak Edge of Frame

A standard theme all through the sequence has been opening folks’s eyes to how a lot wildlife lives of their backyards, even when their yard is a dense city setting. When the solar units, cities come alive with numerous wildlife.

To recap Budziak’s “Fringe of Body” sequence, PetaPixel spoke with the photographer, studying extra about his experiences, his favourite moments from his cross-country trek of Canada, and his future city wildlife images objectives.

The situation of certainly one of Budziak’s closing two episodes, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, was “essentially the most difficult episode to shoot,” Budziak explains. His objective to {photograph} an city whale was “perhaps a bit bold,” however he pulled it off.

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“The crew and I have been exhausted after we touched down in Newfoundland. We had been on the highway for weeks with little or no sleep. Capturing on the Atlantic coast is rarely simple. The wind is insane, it’s foggy and wet, and whales are a difficult topic to shoot,” Budziak tells PetaPixel.

“There’s a second within the episode the place I speak about simply eager to go house. That was very actual, and the crew felt it too. Once I acquired the ultimate photograph, all of us simply collapsed. This wild journey was over…I feel St. John’s was my favourite episode to shoot and my favourite as a completed product. Elective struggling makes for nice TV,” Budziak jokes.

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St. John’s was additionally the situation of Budziak’s favourite photograph from the sequence. “I just like the animal, the sunshine, the city parts, and the composition. It checks many bins for me,” Budziak says. He provides that it’s “not an ideal picture,” and he’s excited to problem himself to seize even higher wildlife photographs.

Though St. John’s was the crew’s closing cease, it wasn’t their closing episode, which befell in Budziak’s house, Toronto.

Toronto is understood for its raccoons, referred to as the “raccoon capital of the world.” The town is house to a reported 200,000 raccoons. Whereas the creatures are filled with character and attention-grabbing to look at, some Torontonians aren’t too keen on the “trash pandas” attributable to their propensity for inflicting points and digging by the rubbish.

Budziak exhibits his metropolis’s raccoons in a fantastic mild with some gorgeous photographs, together with some captured together with his trusty digital camera entice.

All through “Fringe of Body,” Budziak met with locals from the cities he visited and discovered extra in regards to the space and concrete wildlife. In Toronto, he met with ASL interpreter Kathy Munro, leading to a fantastic scene the place she indicators Budziak’s description of the sounds of a forest.

Budziak additionally met with Mike Digout in Saskatoon. Digout is affectionately generally known as “The Beaver Man” as a result of, because the identify suggests, he’s an skilled on native beavers. Digout walked Budziak step-by-step by capturing an incredible beaver photograph, and Budziak says, “It was a extremely pretty second.”

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What’s Subsequent for Budziak’s City Wildlife Pictures?

Budziak visited six cities in “Fringe of Body.” His unique checklist of places included greater than 30 completely different metropolis and animal mixtures, so he has a lot exploring left to do in Canada. One in all his objectives is to go to a Canadian metropolis to seize coyote photographs, though he’s nonetheless figuring out what the most effective place is.

Past Canada, Budziak desires to {photograph} raccoon canine in Japan. “That will be mind-blowing,” Budziak tells PetaPixel. “Cities in Japan are so distinctive, and raccoon canine are a house run by way of a topic.”

To that finish, Budziak is engaged on bringing “Fringe of Body” international and trying to find a manufacturing companion. “I need to take what I did in Canada and do it worldwide. It’s an ideal sequence to take globally. There’s lots of city wildlife world wide, and I’m itching to {photograph} all of it,” Budziak says.

Extra of Budziak’s images is out there on his website and Instagram.

Picture credit: Andrew Budziak