Dennis Minty

Newfoundland & Labrador​


"As a kid I was always messing about in the woods and wetlands, looking for bugs under rocks, catching frogs, watching how the leaf-filtered light dappled the ground. This was where I felt most at home," says self-taught photographer Dennis Minty. "When I became an adult, that link with the wild world was nurtured through my various careers. Since age 12 or so, the constant throughout has been photography. For me, nature and photography are inseparable. I immerse myself in nature through photography."

Dennis’ path, from his small island roots in Twillingate, Newfoundland, Canada to his current career as a photographer and eco-tour leader, has taken him through more than three decades of both local and international work. Educated as a wildlife biologist, his first professional job was as the designer/manager of a nature education and wildlife rehabilitation centre. He also worked for about 30 years as an environmental educator in Newfoundland/Labrador, Africa, the Seychelles, and the Caribbean. He has authored seven educational and photographic books, tried his hand at dairy farming and even worked as a polar bear guide in Churchill, Manitoba. He says, “I think that everything we do in life can help shape our vision, ethics, skills and commitments. All of these are ingredients of image-making.”
It wasn’t until age 50 that Dennis decided to make photography his primary means of making a living and he hasn’t looked back since. Dennis now makes his home in Clarke’s Beach, Newfoundland, where he and his wife own and operate The Human Nature Company.

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Dennis has chosen to support Cystic Fibrosis Canada.