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Books: Michael W (Mike) Potter is the author and photographer of eight books on the Canadian Rockies. His titles include Ridgewalks in the Canadian Rockies, Central Rockies Wildflowers, Hiking Lake Louise, Fire Lookout Hikes in the Canadian Rockies, Kananaskis Country Colours (hardcover), White Wilderness, and Central Rockies Placenames. His books are available at bookstores, and online from Retailers can also order from [Please see the Books by Mike Potter page for more details.]

Photos: Michael W Potter can supply photographs for publication in different formats. His collection of images covers a wide range of natural history (such as birds, wildflowers, mammals, and insects) and a variety of outdoor activities (including hiking, ridgewalking, scrambling, and backcountry skiing). A portfolio of his bird images is at:

For further information, please contact Mike by email at

AV Presentations: Michael W Potter can be booked for public audiovisual presentations on topics such as birds, wildflowers, hiking, and ridgewalking. Mike is a former Park Interpreter with Parks Canada who gave many presentations during his career, and continues to give talks at venues such as the Lake O’Hara Speaker Series (Yoho National Park, British Columbia). To arrange a presentation, please contact Mike by email at

Edit & Proofread: Michael W Potter provides editing and proofreading services. He is the founder and publisher of Luminous Compositions, a book publisher established in 1990. To contract for such work, please email Mike at

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