My name is Ruth Elwell-Steck and I specialize in photographing bears and other wildlife of the North. I live in the Pacific Northwest but spend much of my time in Alaska and northern Canada. As a professional photographer for over 25 years I am passionate about capturing moments and creating images that tell a story. My objective is to help people connect with the environment by understanding the stories and history behind my work.  I believe that together through knowledge and awareness we can help to protect and save our world and the incredible wildlife that we share it with. 


I have been in partnership with Princess Cruises and Holland America helping to tell the story of Alaska Adventure in onboard galleries and presentations. My work has also been published in many magazines and media around the world. You can follow along with my journeys and adventures on Instagram @RuthElwellSteck. 


My images have been featured by Canadian Geographic, Outdoor Photographer magazine. , Travel Manitoba, BBC Earth, Discovery, National Geographic, Nature’s Best Photography,  NANPA, The Boston GlobeThe Atlantic, as well as other international publications.