Fernando Lessa

Fernando Lessa (Photo by Paulo Petry)

A professional nature photographer based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Fernando Lessa is best known for his conservation and ecology photography, documenting marine and wildlife around British Columbia and beyond.

Outdoor storyteller is how Fernando could best be described, with acclaimed work illustrating the threatened habitats of crucial white sturgeon and salmonids in 'The Heart of the Fraser' and the first underwater photography series documenting Metro Vancouver's salmonid watersheds in 'Urban Salmon'.

Drawing from his passion for outdoors sports — including diving and climbing — and combining his degrees in Biology (BSc) and Photography (MA), he specializes in the documenting the delicate relationship between man and mother nature