About Branimir Gjetvaj

Hello. Thank you for visiting my home at branimiphoto.ca where I have been sharing the beauty of nature since 1996.

I am a biologist and environmental photographer based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. My passion is outdoor and nature photography, and my specialty is Western Canadian landscapes. My images have appeared in calendars, books, magazines  and on corporate web sites in Canada and internationally. I lead photography workshops and photo tours, and present lectures on photography, natural history and conservation biology topics. One of my photography projects culminated in the award-winning book The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis.

After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Zagreb (Croatia) and working for a few years at the Croatian Museum of Natural History as the Assistant Curator for Ornithology, I moved to Canada in 1987.  I obtained a Master’s degree in genetics from Dalhousie University in Halifax N.S., and a Ph.D. in genetics from Queen’s University in Kingston Ont. In the spring of 2017 I completed the Master of Sustainable Environmental Management program with the School of Environment and Sustainability (University of Saskatchewan).

Branimir Gjetvaj - Saskatchewan photographer

I am trying to combine my formal education in ecology and genetics with my interest in photography, and use those skills as a vehicle to promote the appreciation and protection of natural environments and cultural legacies. I frequently contribute my photographic skills to local conservation organizations and groups involved in environmental education. I have served volunteer positions on the Board of Directors of several key environmental non-government organizations and natural history societies in Saskatchewan and Alberta. I am currently serving as the President of Nature Saskatchewan, a member-based provincial organization that promotes the appreciation and understanding of our natural environment through education, conservation and research.

In 2013 I received the Michelle’s Prize from the Canadian Environmental Law Association, and administered through the University of Saskatchewan. The award committee took note of my extensive involvement with several environmental NGOs and the fact that I use my photographic skills to advance environmental conservation.

In 2014 I was appointed to a 3-year term at the University of Saskatchewan Senate, to represent Nature Saskatchewan.

Please visit images.branimirphoto.ca to view my photography portfolio.


Portrait photo by Steve Hiscock.