Malkolm Boothroyd - Malkolm Boothroyd Photography

My name is Malkolm Alsek Boothroyd, I'm a 22 year old from Whitehorse, Yukon, in Canada's north. I grew up hiking and paddling through some of the world's most rugged and remote wilderness, and from a young age became fascinated with birds, artwork and exploring. Both of my parents devoted years of their lives to the struggle to keep mining, oil extraction and industrial development out of wild places like the Arctic National Wildlife and the Alsek, Peel, Tatshenshini and Stikine Watersheds. For as long as I can remember I've shared their love of the outdoors and dedication to environmental activism.


When I was fifteen my parents and I completed Bird Year, a year-long unsupported bicycle journey from the Yukon to Florida that doubled as an environmental and climate change advocacy project. My photographic horizons grew as we pedalled into new landscapes and ecosystems and ten thousand photos later I was a diehard photographer. Since then I've been lucky enough to do two more cross-continent bicycle activism trips,  travel and photograph in Southern Africa, Baja California, while discovering new places in the north.


I love to find art in nature and capture images that portray the outdoors in its most beautiful moments. I'm currently studying Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and spending my summers exploring the north.

  • A springbok "pronks" in the Kalahari Desert, in northwestern South Africa. December, 2011.
  • A Blesbok stands silhouetted before the sunrise in Malolotja Preserve, Swaziland. January, 2012.
  • Yukon River water flows out from under an ice shelf. December, 2009.
  • Northern Flicker chicks demand food. Hidden Lakes, Yukon. June, 2011.