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Wildlife photographer Bob Taylor dies

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Wildlife artist Robert Taylor poses with a photo of a great grey owl.

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Wildlife artist Robert Taylor poses with a photo of a great grey owl.

World-renowned wildlife photographer Bob (Robert) Taylor died Thursday at the age of 73 at St. Boniface Hospital after a battle with cancer.

Taylor was best known for his images of Manitoba polar bears, great gray owls and prairie bison. His early work included rare, intimate polar bear images along the Hudson Bay coastline which assisted in the development of the tourist industry and tundra buggy tours in Churchill.

Some of his images were published in books such as The Manitoba Landscape-A Visual Symphony, The Edge of the Arctic: Churchill and the Hudson Bay Lowlands, The Great Gray Owl: On Silent Wings, and Manitoba: Seasons of Beauty.

Taylor received the Order of the Buffalo Hunt from Premier Greg Selinger nine days before he died.

He was known for frequent donations of his time and images to various causes throughout his life.

Taylor had previously been honoured with a fellowship in the Professional Photographers Association of Manitoba, a Master of Photographic Arts from the Professional Photographers of Canada and was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

While his images appeared in numerous national and international publications, he also worked on eight nature films.

An accomplished carver, Taylor helped launch the Prairie Canada Carvers Association 27 years ago.

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