The Photographer

Welcome to my photography web-site.

I've been involved in photography over the last 40 years thanks to the influence and inspiration of my father. In my life I have been fortunate to visit and spend time in many beautiful places. Whether I’m travelling, cycling, paddling, or hiking, I always have a camera with me in case a photo opportunity presents itself. Capturing the beauty of my environment in an arresting photo is what fuels my passion. Some of my photos are a result of careful planning, others a result of serendipity. In addition to photographing nature, I love to photograph people, outdoor activities and events.
I am a member of the Muskoka Arts and Crafts Council and as a freelance photographer have been published in a variety of magazines such as, Unique Muskoka, Muskoka Magazine, Photonews, Canoeroots, and Sports Illustrated. As a volunteer I have also photographed a variety of fund raising events such as the Muskoka River X.
I grew up in Toronto and moved to Muskoka in 1988 where I taught elementary school until I retired in 2013. Being retired has allowed me to spend even more time with a camera in hand doing what I love.
Hope you enjoy my photos.

Andy Zeltkalns


The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.
-Brooks Anderson