Duane Sept is an award-winning professional wildlife and nature photographer, biologist and freelance writer.

He was born in Edmonton, Alberta and graduated from the University of Alberta with a biology degree. His photographs have been published internationally in displays, books, magazines and other publications. Duane also gives workshops and lectures on nature, macro and wildlife photography.

His biological work has included research on various wildlife species and service as a park naturalist. Today Duane brings a wealth of information to the public as an author, in much the same way he has inspired thousands of visitors to Canada’s parks.

His published books embrace a wide range of subjects including marine life, mushrooms, birds, animal tracks, butterflies, wildflowers and others.



Assignment Photography
Fully equipped for assignments

Photographic Consulting
Assistance is available for various specialized photography needs.

Stock Images
~150,000 images in inventory available for advertising, annual reports, billboards, books, brochures, calendars,cards, displays, posters, websites, etc.

Photography Workshops
Upon request (for individuals or groups)


Book Publishers
Voyageur Press
Key Porter Books
HarperCollins Publishers
Grolier Ltd.
Whitecap Books
World Wildlife Fund
Canadian Nature Federation
Daydream Publishing
Wyman & Son

Greeting Cards
Pomegranate Publications
Observer Publishing

Corporate Clients
Alberta Parks & Recreation
Travel Alberta
Observer Publishing

Parks Canada

Magazines – a few include
BBC Wildlife
Canadian Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Federation
Nature Canada
Peterson’s Photographic
Ranger Rick
Western Sportsman



I’ve authored 19 books featuring natural history photography
– all of which which can be found here.


I’m often asked what photographic equipment I use.

Although the brand of equipment is not as important as the techniques employed, here’s a list of my current “kit”.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D
Canon Compact-Macro EF 50mm f/2.5
Canon Macro MP-E 65mm f/2.5
Canon Macro EF 100mm f/2.8 non-USM
Canon Macro EF 180mm f/3.5 USM
Canon EF 17-40mm f4L
Canon EF 100-400 Mark II f/4.5-5.6L
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 1.4X extender III
Canon EF 2X extender II
Canon Extension Tube EF12 II
Canon Extension Tube EF25 II
Canon Speedlite 420EX
Canon Speedlite 550EX (x3)
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX
Canon Close-up lens 250D
Canon Close-up lens 500D
Nikon 3T Close-up Lens
Nikon 4T Close-up Lens
Neutral Density Filters
Polarizer Filter


Note: I have over 150,000 stock images on file – so if you can’t find what you’re looking for,
please send me an email – and let me know what it is that you need!