An ethical photographer and environmentalist, Jim Lawrence strives to present images that instill understanding of our fragile wilderness, and inspire respect for life in endangered ecosystems. Jim’s character was formed from experiences in the wilderness from early childhood. Growing up in the Lardeau Valley afforded opportunities like accompanying a fur trapper on a two-week trek along a remote trapline when he was thirteen. Through his photography Jim aspires to crystallize the character of the animals and considers observation of an animal’s life a profound honor. His patience and acuity is guided by an intention to raise consciousness about the lives of animals and the protection of wilderness habitat. During extended global travels, Jim studied photography formally at the Durban Institute of Technology in South Africa.