Top Ten of 2020 : Old friends and rare gems

January 3, 2021

WOW. This is unusual for me, but I have no words to describe 2020.

I took a stab at creating a profound message for the new year and putting words to some of these images, but I was overwhelmed. There is just too much to say.

Below is a glimpse at ten of my favourite photos from 2020. This year, I decided to minimize the words.

I hope to tell the stories behind some of these images and many more in the coming year.

I am also experimenting with a new website design – comments and feedback on the design and photos are welcome and appreciated πŸ™‚


Snowy Owl




Long-tailed Weasel




American Badger


Grizzly Bears


Black Bear


Snowshoe Hare


Burrowing Owl


Mountain Short-horned Lizard


Marty the Pine Marten

My intention for 2021 is to tell more stories of these remarkable animals. If you want to join me, be sure to subscribe to my blog via the form in the footer.

All my best to you for 2021 πŸ™‚


  1. Tim Hopwood

    A fabulous top 10 Kerri! Such a wide variety of subjects and compositions. We are fortunate to have all these creatures in Alberta. All the best for 2021 and look forward to seeing more of your work πŸ™‚

    • Kerri Martin

      I agree Tim – thanks so much for your kind words πŸ™‚

  2. David Butkowski

    Great work, as always. Inspires me to do better work.

    Have to ask, the rattlesnake, how close was it and what lens were you shooting with?

    • Kerri Martin

      Thanks so much David – I was laying on the ground using a 100 to 400 canon, likely zoomed in to 400 and he/she was probably 5 or 10 meters away. He slithered towards me to likey ‘sense’ me with his tongue, realized I wasn’t food, then slithered off into the grass πŸ™‚

  3. Brendan Correia

    Beautiful photos as always, Kerri! Do you have a name for the burrowing owl? Olaf maybe? Oliver?

    • Kerri Martin

      Thanks Brendan! I like Olaf – that is now his name πŸ™‚

  4. Laura Ganz

    Beautiful photos, Kerri. Your photography is truly inspiring. I can’t wait to see more of your wonderful work in the future.

    • Kerri Martin

      Thanks so much Laura – much appreciated πŸ™‚

  5. Carol Tracey

    dear Kerri

    Through your photography you enable us to contemplate the very essence of all these incredible creatures. How fortunate we all are to enjoy your photos of Nature in all her beautiful glory

    • Kerri Martin

      Thanks so much Carol :_


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