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About Matt

Growing up in Minnesota has provided no shortage of inspiration for artist Matt Addington.  From the glass-like waters of the north to the rolling wooded hills of his farm south in the Sogn Valley, Matt has created magnificent landscapes and captured images of the wildlife and lifestyle abundant in his home state.  And he’s spent his life capturing images for industry clients; hunting, fishing, and seeking adventure all around the world from above the Arctic Circle in Alaska to the rugged western Rocky Mountains to wild savannah of equatorial Africa to the wide open prairies of Middle America.

Matt has paddled the canoe, traversed the ridge, and sat quietly in tree stands.  He has summited over twenty five 14,000 foot peaks and guided folks through the mountains of southern Colorado and untouched waters in northern Minnesota and Canada.  He gets it…and this translates into his images.  There is nothing false about this work.  The authenticity of his passion for the outdoors is apparent in every click of the shutter.

Matt received his Bachelor’s Degree in art from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD and his Master’s Degree from Winona State University. In addition to his passion for shooting in the outdoors industry, he is an educator and award winning portrait & wedding photographer where he incorporates his gift for outdoor imagery into the photos he creates.

Though Matt’s traveled the world with his cameras, he lives with his wife and three children on a farm overlooking Sogn Valley south of Cannon Falls, MN where he spends much time hunting whitetails, turkeys and morel mushrooms as well as making maple syrup.

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he Milky Way rises over the clouds below Mauna Kea. It was quite an evening to watch weather roll through and see the sunset above the clouds on a volcano in the middle of the Pacific Ocean . . . #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #outdoorphotographer #milkyway #astrophotography #shotoncanon #travelhawaii #bigisland
A bull moose saunters through the fall hardwoods . . . #alaskanmoose #moose #Alaska #wildlife #fall #mountains #antlers #canon #canonphotographer #wildlifephotographer #moosephotography #bigbulls #antlercrazy #shotoncanon #canonpro
I’ve been asked a lot lately “How close were you to the bears?“ Well in this spot I would definitely say close enough to “feel” the roar. These bears are very close, but they are fishing and so focused on food. That is until there becomes some territorial issues and mamas protecting their cubs. These two yelled at each other for several minutes before going their separate ways and back to fishing. . . #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #alaska #canonphotography #canoneosr5 #brownbear #grizzly #grizzlybear #salmon #fishing #shotoncanon #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #flashesofdelight #travelog #thebearsforever #naturephoto #main_vision #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #bearlover #awesomeearth #bearlove
A muddy profile . . #elk #wapiti #biggame #western #mountains #elkrut #colorado #wildlofephotography #canonwildlife #bullelk #antlers #wildlife #wildlifephotographer #outdoorphotographer #canoneosr5 #canonshooter #shotoncanon
Chillin. I’ll just ping pong back forth between species here. #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #alaska #canonphotography #canoneosr5 #brownbear #grizzly #grizzlybear #salmon #fishing #shotoncanon
Can you hear it? One of nature’s most amazing tunes . . . #bugle #elk #wapiti #biggame #western #mountains #elkrut #colorado #wildlofephotography #canonwildlife #bullelk #antlers #wildlife #wildlifephotographer #outdoorphotographer #canoneosr5 #canonshooter #shotoncanon
September. . . #elk #wapiti #biggame #western #mountains #elkrut #colorado #wildlofephotography #canonwildlife #bullelk #antlers #wildlife #wildlifephotographer #outdoorphotographer #canoneosr5 #canonshooter #shotoncanon
Reflecting on another Alaska trip. This was a quick one with a ton of work accomplished. But still got some face to face with the bears. Grateful for good buddies, solid business partners, new friends, great brand partners and simply the means to do what I do . . #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #alaska #canonphotography #canoneosr5 #brownbear #grizzly #grizzlybear #salmon #fishing #shotoncanon
Redoubt. So much of Alaska is overwhelmingly awe inspiring. I’ve been blessed to be here many times, but I was again taken back by the volcano named Redoubt. When you’re on the Kenai Peninsula in the early morning, Redoubt magnificently is the first thing to catch the sunrise peaking over the horizon as it towers 10,197 above the seas of Cook Inlet . . #alaska #landscape #shotoncanon #sunrise #mountains
Bear Hug. #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #alaska #canonphotography #canoneosr5 #brownbear #grizzly #grizzlybear #salmon #fishing #shotoncanon
Here’s to a quiet, peaceful weekend. #fishing #fishingphotographer #salmon #alaska #sockeye #mountains #itresonates #resonateoutdoors #outdoorphotographer
The Pounce. This sow has three little cubs to feed and she was very persistent in her fishing. . . #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #alaska #canonphotography #canoneosr5 #brownbear #grizzly #grizzlybear #salmon #fishing #shotoncanon #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #flashesofdelight #travelog #thebearsforever #naturephoto #main_vision #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #bearlover #awesomeearth #bearlove
Alaska. My apologies in advance of a whole lot of AK wild content coming. Truly some epic moments in front of the camera. Grateful to share most of it with my son, dad and brother . . #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #alaska #canonphotography #canoneosr5 #brownbear #grizzly #grizzlybear #salmon #fishing #shotoncanon #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #thebearsforever #travelog #mytinyatlas #naturephoto #main_vision #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #bearlover #awesomeearth #bearlove
Does this (November) make my neck look fat?? #whitetaildeer #buck #deer #whitetail #wildanimals #biggame #bigbuck #deerhunting #nature #outdoors #bigbucks #igscwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #antlers #wildlifephotography #outdoorphotographer #canoneosr5 #canonshooter #shotoncanon
It’s one of those days I’m getting itchy for elk! #elk #bull #western #mountains #biggame #antlers #elk101 #elkhunting #elkaddicts #elkassassins #bullelk #cowelk #bugle #wapiti #RMEF #huntinglife #gohunt #tinesup #elkseason #elkrut #elkhunter #canonphotographer #outdoorphotographer #wildlifephotography #canoneosr5 #silhouette
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