Bio

Member of the prestigious Explorers Club (2013).

Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society (2018).

Member of the Ocean Artists Society.

You can also follow him on Instagram at todd_mintz_photography.

Todd is an accomplished Explorer and international award-winning underwater photographer from Canada that has dove under the Arctic ice and icebergs and, nearly been run over by a Bowhead whales and Grizzly bears.

He has been awarded Best of Show in the internationally prestigious Nature's Best-Smithsonian-Oceans Views competition. His images have been part of two exhibits in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC. In addition they have been featured on the exhibit hall banners and promotions throughout the Smithsonian.

Other award highlights include being selected part of the International Conservation Photograph Awards exhibit in conjunction with the Burke Museum in Seattle and, part of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Canadian Museum of History, Canadian Nature Museum, and Saskatchewan Science Center collection. Todd has also completed two solo exhibits of his work at the Saskatchewan Science Center and Kramer IMAX Theatre in 2015 and 2017 with over 45 pieces on exhibit. (His exhibit was extended due to popular demand.) His work continues to be published in numerous media throughout the world including Canadian Geographic and the Magic School Bus series.

As a result of his extensive Arctic travel Todd was accepted as a member of the prestigious Explorers Club whose individuals have contributed in broad terms to the cause of exploration and who evidence a sustained interest in some field of scientific exploration and the furtherance of scientific knowledge of the world. In 2018 Todd was inducted into the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He is also a member of Ocean Artists Society which focuses on using ocean art to inspire people around the world to a greater awareness of our need to protect and preserve our natural environment. .

Recently Todd completed 2000 kms by snowmobile pulling a komotik in the Canadian Arctic. Stuck in whiteout and arctic blizzard conditions he successfully travelled from Iqaluit on southern Baffin Island to Pond Inlet on Baffin Islands northern tip, a expedition feat that few have accomplished.


website www.tmintz.ca<http://www.tmintz.ca 

All images are available for sale with many more not shown. Also, visit the  limited edition prints tab view prints currently available. Email us if you are interested in ordering prints, we would be happy to work with your corporate or personal print needs    email  todd@tmintz.ca

Todd was honoured to be selected first for a series of interviews with underwater photographers throughout the world. Alex Mustard conducted the interview while diving with Todd in Canada. The interview and subsequent interviews in the series can be found atwetpixel.com/i.php/full/a-conversation-with-a-new-series-...

 

Thank you to Aquatica Underwater housings for their continued support, Arctic Kingdom, Hilleberg tents and Fjall Raven gear.

All images posted are copyright Todd Mintz and are not to be copied, used, downloaded or published for any purpose without the clear written consent of Todd Mintz. Should you wish to license any of the images seen here or at www.tmintz.ca please contact us to discuss terms. Thank you 

 

 


 

International Awards

2015 Ocean Views International Competition 3rd place.

Canadian Nature Museum exhibit-Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year May 2015-March 2016

2014 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year-Canadian Geographic 1st Place "What's In the Water" Category http://wpy14.canadiangeographic.ca/entry/19244211-2a.-Scarlet-spawning?gid=424371&offset=5&sort=title%20ASC,id%20ASC&channel=25637

2014 Wildlife Photographer of the year (London)-finalist 

2012 Melvita International Nature Images Awards-Autres Animaux Honerable Mention http://www.natureimagesawards.com/palmares-2012

2012 International Photographer Awards-Burke Museum Exhibit-Honourable Mention-Underwater Category http://www.icpawards.com/Slideshows/slideshow_underwater2012.html 

2012 University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science International Underwater Photography Competition 1st Place Macro Category javascript:void(0);/*1335115522292*/

2011 Ocean Art Competition 3rd Place Portrait Category http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/marine-life-portrait-2011-winners

2011 3rd place Freshwater Category in the Czech Republic International Photography Competition PAF Tachov javascript:void(0);/*1306503464351*/

2011 Natures Best Photography Ocean Views International Competition 7th place javascript:void(0);/*1335115857853*/

2010 FINS magazine Flickr December-Best Photo of the month  http://www.flickr.com/groups/fins/discuss/72157625589033843/    

2010 Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-3rd Cold Water Category

2010 WOW International Competition Honourable Mention Nature Category 

2010 International Photographer Awards-Burke Museum Exhibit-Honourable Mention-Underwater Category javascript:void(0);/*1335115934918*/

2010 UWImages Competition-Honourable Mention-Togetherness category

2010 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year  (London)-Finalist 2 images

2010 FINS magazine Flickr February-Best Photo of the month http://www.flickr.com/groups/fins/discuss/72157623401838547  

2010 DivePhotoGuide-February Shark image competition-3rd place http://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-scuba-ocean-news/february-2010-monthly-photo-contest-winners

2010 Our World Underwater Macro Traditional Honourable Mention http://www.underwatercompetition.com/Competitions/Our-World-Underwater-2010

2008 Natures Best Magazine/Smithsonian Ocean Views Competition-Best of Showhttp://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/ocean%20views/gallery/index.html

2008 Natures Best Magazine/Smithsonian Ocean Views Competition-Exhibit Banners & Highly Commended

2008 Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-3rd Cold Water Category
2008 Our Would Underwater International Competition-Bronze Medal Macro Traditional Category
2007 Scuba Diving Magazine International Competition-Best of Show
2006 Northern California Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-Best of Show
2006 Northern California Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-1st Place Wide Angle Category
2006 Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-3rd Marine Related Topside Category
2006 Natures Best Magazine/Smithsonian Widland Smith International Competition-Highly Honoured Oceans Category http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/natures_best_2006/
2006 EPIC Competition-Highly Honoured Conservation Category
2006 Scuba Diving Magazine International Competition-2nd Place People Category
2005 Scuba Diving Magazine International Competition-Honourable Mention Macro Category
2005 Underwaterphotography.com Bronze Medal
2005 Northern California Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-Honourable Mention Macro
2005 Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-3rd and 5th Cold Water Category
2004 Northern California Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-Best of Show
2004 Northern California Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-1st Wide Angle Novice
2004 Northern California Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-2nd Wide Angle Novice
2004 Northern California Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-3rd Wide Angle Novice
2004 Northern California Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-HM Wide Angle Novice
2004 Northern California Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-1st Macro Novice
2004 Northern California Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-2nd Macro Novice
2004 Northern California Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-3rd Macro Novice
2004 Northern California Underwater Photographic Society International Competition-HM Macro Novice