Cornforth Images

Meet Award-Winning Wilderness Photographer

Jon Cornforth

Jon Cornforth is an award-winning wilderness photographer whose images have been recognized internationally for their masterful composition and incredible detail. He’s compelled to express the beauty of the natural world through his photography, traveling all year, challenging himself in new locations and documenting the unique creatures who live there. All of his images are captured in the wild. He believes in supporting environmental groups and raising awareness through photography. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Daisy, daughters, Maddy and Chloe, and Boston terrier, Buni.

Jon Cornforth photographing surf on the North Shore of Oahu

Jon Cornforth photographing a breaching whale in Tonga
Jon Cornforth photographing whales in Alaska
Jon Cornforth crossing the tyrolean traverse to Cerro Torre
Jon Cornforth photographing king penguins at South Georgia Island

Interviews

Awards and Recognition

2012 International Conservation Photography Awards

Third Place Underwater

2012 International Conservation Photography Awards

Honorable Mention Wildlife

2012 Nature’s Best Photography Awards

Honorable Mention Underwater

2011 Nature’s Best Photography Awards

Honorable Mention Underwater

2010 International Conservation Photography Awards

Second Place Underwater

2010 International Conservation Photography Awards

Honorable Mention Landscape

2008 Edmonds Art Festival Photography Competition

Grand Prize

2008 Northwest Environmental Photography Awards

Honorable Mention Wildlife

2007 Northwest Environmental Photography Awards

Honorable Mention Landscape

2007 Nature’s Best Photography Awards

Honorable Mention Landscape

2005 Vancouver Mountain Film Festival

Grand Prize

2005 Vancouver Mountain Film Festival

Second Place Mountain Landscape

2004 Nature’s Best Photography Awards

Honorable Mention Landscape

2004 Banff Mountain Photography Competition

Honorable Mention Landscape

2003 Outdoor California Photography Awards

Honorable Mention Natural Environment

2002 Outdoor California Photography Awards

Photograph of the Yea


I've been photographing native North American wildlife and landscapes since 2001. All of my photos were taken on location and are available for purchase as stock photography for commercial and editorial use, or as fine art prints. My photographs span over 5 continents, 10 countries, and 7 US states including Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Bahamas, California, Canada, Hawaii, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Patagonia, Utah, and Washington.

I'm best known for my humpback whale photos, stellar sea lion photos, polar bear photos, sea otter photos, and bald eagle photos. National Parks are also a favorite subject of mine, and include Denali National Park photos, Glacier Bay National Park photos, and the US National Park of American Samoa. I'm an award winning nature photographer who has been featured in numerous online publications and magazines, with experience using medium format, 35mm film, and Canon digital SLR cameras including for my underwater marine photography of fish, whales, dolphins, and coral.

Please contact me by phone or email to find the perfect photo for your stock, commercial, editorial, or fine art purposes today!