Welcome!  to the website of Don Johnston/Dawns Images Nature Photography, a premium stock photos site offering photographic images from across Canada and North America. Licenses are available for commercial, corporate, advertising, and editorial use as well as for fine art prints of varying sizes. The web site features photographs from the natural world including landscapes, environmental subjects, animals, plants, impressionistic images and natural patterns. Our site features unique, artistic images with strong, natural colour, made with up-to-date professional camera equipment, computers and software. 


Don Johnston is a professional wildlife and landscape photographer based in Lively, Ontario, Canada. He is an accredited member of the Professional Photographers of Canada PPOC.

Info for photo buyers. Now you have an option to search my images exclusively on the Alamy.com stock photography site. Clicking the link below will take you to Alamy's search engine that will provide search results from over 18 000 images I have on the Alamy site. You have the opportunity to create lightboxes and use Alamy's calculator to determine licensing prices. An image license may then be purchased through Alamy.

Stock photography by Don Johnston at Alamy

The home page slide show has been updated to include some grizzly bear photos from BC. The site is now being hosted by FullHost.com. My book Close to Home is still available in Lively and Sudbury stores or direct from my website (not many left!). Click here for more info. Makes a great gift!

Check out the updated Recent Work Galleries. Details below. The site has been given a major update, with many new additions as well as some culled images.

 Our site offers the following features:

  • Large zooms of our stunning nature images, with accurate subject and location captions
  • A stock list available for download
  • A search engine to find exactly what you need
  • An expanded database with over 13 000 photos
  • A variety of new galleries to browse
  • A lightbox to save your ‘short list’ of selected photos (login required)
  • Payment options through PayPal

Legal Stuff

Copyright to all photos, text, & designs on this site owned by Don Johnston.  You may not use, copy, sell, publish, license, or otherwise distribute any of these photos, text, & designs without the written permission of Don Johnston. None of the images on this site are in the public domain and none may be downloaded or copied by screenshot or any other means, for any use such as blogs websites, electronic, print media etc., unless a license for the use has been agreed to and paid in full.

Just Added!

Recent Work now contains Galleries for Haida Gwaii and Western Parks, Chilcotin Grizzlies and western parks (autumn), Animals of Montana (autumn) as well as Close to Home and Ontario 2012-2013. 

Some Changes to note:

Recent Work has been revised. Images from 2011 categories have now been incorporated into subject galleries. You can find those images by browsing appropriate galleries. All of the galleries have been update, in some cases to accomodate a batch of recent slide scans. These galleries are larger now so you may wish to use use the Search feature to view a targeted group of images, if you are looking for something specific.

Coming soon

Texas birds and Arkansas early summer scenics.




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