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ABOUT

Johnna Haskell is the free lance photographer behind Johnna Haskell Photos.com. Johnna was a science educator, administrator, and university teacher for over 18 years before shifting her passion to photographing the natural world. As a young child, she enjoyed viewing her grandparents’ slides of wildlife. Johnna is a native of Maine and now resides in Carrabassett Valley, ME, where she views wildlife and natural landscapes directly through her camera lens.

She has explored the outdoors via canoe, kayak, skis, rock and ice climbing, backpacking, mountaineering, and paragliding. Her current pursuits have been climbing ascents of Denali (20,320 feet) and her last adventure was an attempt to paraglide off the summit of Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet) as one of the first female pilots from the United States for a major charity event.

When she is not traveling the world flying a paraglider or climbing mountains, she turns her eye to the wildlife found all around us with a particular fondness for loons and moose. One can experience Johnna’s connection to nature through her images which capture natural wildlife behavior.

Johnna has a PhD in curriculum studies/science education from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. She completed her MSEd in educational leadership from the University of Southern Maine. She attained her BS degree in animal science at the University of New Hampshire while minoring in studio art and outdoor education.

She is the author of several journal articles on experiential practices in the outdoors and co-edited a book, “Unfolding Bodymind: Exploring PossibilityThrough Education,” and has started the journey to publishing magazines and books as seen on the cover of the DownEast Book about Sugarloaf Mountain.


"I am an adventurer who is passionate about experiencing life to its fullest. You can do anything you put your mind body to achieving. I love the feeling of being "in the zone" while climbing mountains, skiing, photographing, creating, or my new endeavor of paragliding. It is only a matter of perception that aids us in experiencing our potential or living the (im)possible! My portfolio of images gives a sense of my love of wildlife and nature that I experience when out in the wilderness. Each of my photographs peek into the natural world all around us."

  

Johnna taking photos from kayak of Maine loons.AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Johnna is self taught and works the business 100% by herself capturing images, archiving, developing images, printing, matting, glass cutting and framing in barnboard wood with all archival professionally sealed ready to hang images. She has received many awards at the local juried shows of her Maine images of loons, moose, and Eagle. Her work is located in many private collections and featured in local New England Galleries.

 

1st Place Photography Award, Bethel Art Fair, Bethel, Maine—July 2013
Image: Marsh Hawk with wings outstretched

Narrow Gauge Theatre Purchase Prize, Farmington Art in the Park, Farmington, Maine---July 2011    
Image: Narrow Gauge Bridge in Winter

Bean & Smith Realty Purchase Prize, Farmington Art in the Park, Farmington, Maine---July 2009     
Image: Eagle on a branch over Eagle Lake

Merit Award, South Portland Art in the Park, S. Portland, Maine---August 2008    
Image: Loon feeding chick minnow.

Fourth Place Photography Award, Rangeley Art in August, Rangeley, Maine---August 2007    
Image: Moose Majestic

 

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY:

 

I received my loon pictures and absolutely love them. Debby received the American Bittern photo yesterday. She is delighted and loves it. Thank you for sending it and we look forward to seeing you again next summer.

-Laurie (Maryland)
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 We are very excited to have the sleeping loon chick in our home. It is beautiful.

-Meg (Pennsylvania)
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 Your website is A1, that's really amazing! Congrats. 

-Dennis (Canada)
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 I got my loon triplet in Barnboard today. I love it, love it, love it!! I hung it immediately. Thank you so much. I hope to see you again next year. Your work is fantastic. You have a great talent and passion for your work. It really shows in all your pictures. I can't imagine the hours you put in to capture all the beautiful images.

 -Wanda (Massachusetts)
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 Thank you so much. I can't wait to see the large moose photograph. Your work is truly amazing. See you at the fall festival. 
 
      
-Linda & Robert (New York)
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