Johane Janelle was born and raised in the small Quebec village of Cap-Sante. After travel and adventure took her out west, she’s worked in a variety of nature-related fields – from the Calgary Zoo, where she flew birds of prey and did visitor interpretation, to National Parks, where she worked on everything from bison handlings and radio telemetry tracking trumpeter swans, to media design, photography, and park interpretation. Recently her focus has been more on conservation photography, providing photo documentation of the work done by biologists, conservationists, and researchers. She has been involved in documenting several bison reintroductions into wild places such as central Siberia, Alaska, and Banff National Park.
Janelle’s images have been published in magazines including Nature Alberta, Nature Sauvage, Canadian Geographic, and Blue Jay, as well as on the covers of many equine magazines. She and Wes Olson live beside Elk Island National Park in central Alberta and are also the author and photographer of A field Guide to Plains Bison, and Portraits of the Bison: An Illustrated Guide to Bison Society.