Born and raised in Cape Breton, Kris Tynski developed a strong admiration for the outdoors. His lens captures the wildlife, seascapes, and landscapes of the Island, focusing on the eagles, fox, heron, and deer that inhabit Cape Breton. Kris also offers wedding and portrait photography to clients looking for a unique experience to capture their special day and family dynamic.
“I have always had a connection with the great outdoors since a very young age, hunting, fishing, and foraging for wild mushrooms and berries in the forests and meadows. Our Island, Cape Breton, offers some of the best photographic opportunities in the world. Surrounded by rugged coastline, rolling hills and mountains, and the inland sea – the Bras d’Or Lake – we are fortunate to have an abundance of wildlife that encounters four very distinct seasons.”
Kris resides with his wife Laurie in Beechmont, Cape Breton with their border collie Ryker, and two cats-Foxy and Brooks
We currently offer photography workshops, and if you are interested in booking a session, please contact me at or 902-578-5803.
Canadian Geographic Magazine
Photograph “Reflecting on His Meal” was featured in the 2015 Annual Wildlife Issue. Issue released in January 2015.
“Fox in a Flurry” and “Reflecting on his Meal” (Double Vision) were featured in the Best Wildlife Photography 2016, Special Collector’s Edition. Issue released in September 2015.
2019 Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos: Feature Image
2020 Wildlife Calendar-December
2022 Shortlisted for publication on Best Wildlife Images or 2023 Wildlife Calendar. TBA
December 2021: Image of Snowy Owl Image used as Can Geo Holiday Greeting Message on Social Media
National Geographic Daily Dozen:
“Flakes and Fox” was featured in the top 12 images for Febuary 8, 2017.
Wildlife Photography World Magazine:
Article published as location feature of Cape Breton Island including selection of wildlife images, June 2017
Canadian Geographic Instagram Book:
“Deer Tracks” was published in their annual Instragram book in the wildlife section, March 2019
Work can be viewed and purchased at the following locations
Cape Breton Farmers Market: Saturdays 9:30am-1:30pm
Two Macs Gallery, NE Margaree (across from the Dancing Goat Cafe)
Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design: Charlotte St, Sydney