Todd is an accomplished explorer and international award-winning underwater photographer from Canada that has dove under the Arctic ice and icebergs and has nearly been run over by bowhead whales and grizzly bears.
He has been awarded Best of Show in the internationally prestigious Nature's Best-Smithsonian-Oceans Views competition. His images have been part of two exhibits in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC. In addition, they have been featured on the exhibit hall banners and promotions throughout the Smithsonian.
Other award highlights include being selected as part of the International Conservation Photograph Awards exhibit in conjunction with the Burke Museum in Seattle and part of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Canadian Museum of History, Canadian Nature Museum, and Saskatchewan Science Centre collection.
Todd has also completed two solo exhibits of his work at the Saskatchewan Science Centre and Kramer IMAX Theatre in 2015 and 2017 with over forty-five pieces on exhibit—His exhibit was extended due to popular demand! His work continues to be published in numerous media throughout the world including Canadian Geographic and the Magic School Bus series.
As a result of his extensive Arctic travel, Todd was accepted as a Fellow of prestigious The Explorers Club whose individuals have contributed in broad terms to the cause of exploration and who evidence a sustained interest in some field of scientific exploration and the furtherance of scientific knowledge of the world.
In 2018 Todd was inducted into the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He is also a member of Ocean Artists Society which focuses on using ocean art to inspire people around the world to a greater awareness of our need to protect and preserve our natural environment. In 2023 Todd was awarded the Queens Platinum Jubilee Medal for his contributions to furthering the knowledge of Canada, the Arctic, and the nature within.
Recently Todd completed 2000 kilometres by snowmobile pulling a komotik (sled) in the Canadian Arctic. Stuck in whiteout and Arctic blizzard conditions, he successfully travelled from Iqaluit on southern Baffin Island to Pond Inlet on Baffin Island’s northern tip, an expedition feat that few have accomplished.
To view Todd’s work, visit his website: http://www.tmintz.ca