Danny Catt - Host, Naturalist, Photographer

Danny Catt

Host, Naturalist, Photographer

Ecologist, teacher, world traveller, and internationally published photographer.

Join Danny Catt on the following trips:

Danny has led Adventure Canada natural history and photography programs for over thirty years. The youngest of seven, Danny was raised on Canada’s west coast where he completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in wildlife ecology at Simon Fraser University before heading overseas to do postgraduate studies at the College of African Wildlife Management in Tanzania.

Danny worked for many years for Parks Canada as a naturalist and planner in Kootenay National Park in the Canadian Rockies. He also taught at three universities in eastern Indonesia for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) before returning to Canada to teach at the post-secondary level. Danny recently retired from his position as program head of the Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation program at the BC Institute of Technology where he taught for over twenty-five years.

When not teaching, Danny works as a biologist and photographer on expedition ships in the Arctic, sailboats on the Pacific coast, guides small groups on specialized itineraries, and lectures on cruise ships all over the world. Danny has a passion for travel and has explored and photographed the people, landscapes, and wildlife of close to one hundred countries. His photographs have been published in Canada and abroad with credits including the New York Daily News and Globe and Mail as well as Chinese Geographic, Macleans, and TIME magazines.

Danny has been recognized for his work and in 2016 was invited to join the Commission on Education and Communication for IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. In 2012 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and in 2011 was named a member of the prestigious New York City based Explorers Club. A past Rotary Scholar, Danny was selected for two years running (2009 and 2010) as the Canadian recipient of the Rotary Foundation Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award by Rotary International. The City of Burnaby, where Danny resided for many years, honoured him in 2008 with its Environment Award.