Since childhood, I have been fascinated by wildlife and the natural world and began using a camera to capture those unique moments when wild animals do something spectacular or the light on a landscape takes your breath away. With that background I became a professional wildlife and nature photographer in the early 1990’s. I now concentrate on the western and southwestern United States for both landscape and wildlife subjects. I also have image coverage from Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and east Africa. Each year I donate a portion of my earnings to wildlife rescue facilities and wildlife and habitat conservation and protection organizations. Our wildlife and natural habitats are disappearing at an alarming rate and these organizations help to raise our consciousness about endangered wildlife and ecosystems.
I have over 67,000 stock images available for licensing. I have been published in numerous books, calendars, and magazines, as note cards and in a variety of other print and web/Internet media. Past clients include
Magazines: National Geographic Adventure, Kids, Explorer and Travel; National Wildlife's Ranger Rick and Your Big Backyard; Nature's Best; Outdoor Photographer; BirdWatching; Living Bird; Natural History
Calendars/Notecards: Audubon; Barnes & Noble; COMDA; Inner Reflections; National Wildlife; Northword Press; Palm Press; PlanetZoo; Pomegranate Communications; Sierra; World Wildlife Fund
Books: National Geographic; Capstone; Farcountry Press; Grand Canyon Association; Prentice Hall; Voyageurs' Press; Cowles Creative; Holt Reinhart; Houghton Mifflin; Prentice Hall; Trident Press; Rio Nuevo Publications; Tyndale House
My photographic awards include numerous first place and honorable mention awards in BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, National Wildlife and Nature's Best photo contests.
My latest book, SANCTUARY, is now available. It is a coffee table photo book of images and stories of some of the 70,000 wild animals rescued by a major, local wildlife rescue and care facility that I have been involved with for over 25 years. You can view this 120 page book here:
I am also the major image contributor for the book, A TEXAS WILDLIFE PORTFOLIO, by Farcountry Press. You can view that book here:
A TEXAS WILDLIFE PORTFOLIO.
I also write photo/text articles for magazines. For an example please see MY LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY ARTICLE IN THE APRIL, 2011 ISSUE OF OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER.
I am a charter member of the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) and a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). In addition to licensing my work directly to clients I am also represented by the following stock agencies: Animals Animals/Earth Scenes, Nature Picture Library, Jaynes Gallery/Danita Dellimont and Photo24. I am also available for nature, wildlife or environmentally oriented assignment work.
Many of my wildlife and nature/landscape images are available as fine art prints through my e-commerce web site on MY FINE ART AMERICAPRINT WEBSITE.
You may purchase open edition fine art prints of these images on MY FINE ART AMERICA E-COMMERCE SITE.
I have two stock licensing web sites:
www.strikingnatureimagesbydavewelling.com with over 3.800 images,
with almost 5,000 images.
All images on both sites have extensive key wording and complete location information; wildlife images include complete common and Latin names.
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