RCGS Ambassador: Scott Forsyth

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Devoted to exploring Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific and Arctic Ocean coastlines, Scott has embarked on a lifelong photographic journey to depict the vastness and beauty of the Canadian landscape. On the basis of this photographic quest, he is a Fellow of both the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (Ottawa), and The Explorer’s Club (NYC). In 2019 Canadian Geographic designated Scott to be their newest Photographer-In-Residence.

Winner of the Banff International Film and Book Festival, his book The Wild Coasts of Canada depicts Canada’s epic scenery across the longest coastline in the world. Interested in story telling, natural history, and photographic beauty, Scott enjoys presenting to audiences of all sizes and demographics, sharing the sights and facts relating to the subjects of his camera lens. His next book for Rocky Mountain Books focuses on the mystical beauty of the Canadian Rockies back country of Lake O’Hara, in Yoho National Park, not far from his home in Calgary Alberta.

As an Ambassador for Canadian Geographic, Scott enjoys experiencing the wonder of Canada’s natural landscapes, in addition to international destinations ranging from Kenyan Safaris to the Amalfi Coastline of Italy. Always interested in discussing the role and mission of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Scott also enjoys sharing everything photographic, from the art of seeing with a smartphone to the settings of a professional camera with advanced digital editing.

When not on a photographic assignment Scott works as an aviation medical examiner, for Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration, in his medical clinic located within an aircraft hanger at Springbank Airport overlooking the foothills. He is currently working toward his Private Pilot Licence, with the hope of another photographic vantage point in the future.

Travel with Scott Forsyth