About the Artist
Ryan Wunsch is a photographer and storm chaser based in Saskatchewan Canada who captures the beauty and spirit of the prairies. He was born in 1977 in Saskatoon, and raised in Leader Saskatchewan. He became attached to the landscape, and after completing Instrumentation Engineering Technology in Moose Jaw in 1998, moved back to Leader where he resides today.
Ryan discovered his passion for photography in high school, where he used the dark room to develop from film. He bought his first digital camera in 1999, and was hooked on the concept.
He enjoys the beauty of the Saskatchewan prairies and doesn’t have to drive very far to find something that interests him to photograph. His favorite subjects are summer storms, abandoned relics and prairie landscapes. Ryan waits for unique opportunities, interesting clouds and just the right light to capture the spirit and beauty of the prairies. When the days light has ended he enjoys capturing starry skies, the aurora and moonlit scenes.
In 2016 one of his storm photos was awarded Top Shot by National Geographic. The same photo was awarded Photo of the day by the Smithsonian and featured on The Atlantic for being in the running for National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
His photos and articles have been published in a variety of magazines including Canadian Geographic, Outdoor Photography Canada, PhotoNews and Prairies North.
Ryan is active on social media and photography sites and can be found at the following links