As a wildlife photographer, Jerry Schmanda attempts to express the beauty and
importance of some of Algonquin's most fragile ecosystems and most vulnerable animals.
Jerry's photographs have a unique feel, often showing the less understood side of
animal subjects. This distinguishes his work from that of other photographers.
Predominantly a self-taught wildlife photographer, many years of trial and error have led
photographic success. Guiding canoe trips in Algonquin Park for more than 25
has allowed Jerry to work closely with many photographers and film crews
around the globe. These experiences provide Jerry with a wealth of
knowledge for his
Jerry has been able to to spend a great deal of time with the wildlife he photographs
through this he has learned important lessons including patience, waiting for just
moment and, of utmost importance, understanding animal behaviour.
Algonquin Park itself has inspired me to become a wildlife photographer.
—Jerry Schmanda, Wildlife Photographer