Beyond a curiosity or a passion, wildlife and the outdoors are a part of Ryan Tidman’s DNA. Growing up reading National Geographic magazines and watching natural history series like Planet Earth, Tidman fell in love with all things in nature. And, after completing studies in Environmental Sciences and Visual Communications at the University of Guelph and the Royal Ontario Museum respectively, he found himself taking every opportunity to get behind the camera lens and document Canada's most iconic animals and landscapes.
After finishing school in 2017, he spent over three years working with National Geographic photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier and their ocean conservation non-profit, SeaLegacy. During his time with SeaLegacy, he developed a deep understanding of documenting the natural world, sharing conservation issues, and, most importantly, conveying science communication effectively through photography and film. Fortunately, as part of the expedition team, he had the opportunity to travel the world documenting ongoing conservation efforts.
In 2020, Tidman left SeaLegacy to freelance. Since then, he has split time between photography and cinematography, working with leaders in the industry. He is an Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, an Arc'teryx Ambassador, and a Mustang Survival Representative. He is represented by KMG Management and a member of their Global Crew.