Natural history photography with an emphasis on wild marine animals, the kelp forest, inhabitants of remote islands, National Parks of the American West, California landscapes, coral reefs and difficult-to-photograph subjects. Over 35,000 of my images are available on this site for editorial or commercial license or for purchase as prints.  Some of my more popular natural history photography includes blue whale underwater photosgreat white sharks, cetaceans (whales and dolphins)seals and sea lions, the California kelp forest, and many marine fish species.  Looking for a particular image?  Search by keyword for images, browse through hundreds of galleries, check out my extensive list of subjects and species or see what new images I have made recently in the Natural History Photography Blog.

Natural history photographs of the Ocean World

The Ocean World

Natural history photography of the Ocean World, including whales, dolphins, sharks, seals, penguins, icebergs, waves, giant kelp forests and coastlines.

Natural history photos of wildlife


Natural history photography of wildlife, terrestrial and marine, including whales, bears, dolphins, salmon, penguins, elk, birds, sharks and rays, fishes, invertebrates and more!

National Park natural history photographs

National Parks

Stock photography of National Parks, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Olympic, Zion, Joshua Tree, Mount Rainer, Arches, Canyonlands, Lake Clark, Katmai, Channel Islands, Redwood and Death Valley.


California, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, Galapagos, Africa, Antarctica, Mexico, Canada, Wyoming, South Pacific, New Mexico, Arizona and more. Too many places, too little time!

Special Collections

These galleries include: New Work, Aerial photography, Night photography, San Diego photography.

My natural history photography has appeared in National Geographic Magazine, Vanity Fair, BBC Wildlife, Scientific American, National Wildlife, Nature, Science, Ocean Realm, Sunset, The New York Times, People, Ranger Rick, Reader’s Digest, Scuba Diving, Skin Diver, People, Welt der Wunder, United Press International, USA Today, has been used in various advertising and publicity campaigns as well as by all of the major textbook publishing houses, is on exhibit in aquaria and museums around the world and is occasionally recognized in photographic competitions. I am fortunate to have visited many special terrestrial and underwater settings as well as to have encountered a variety of threatened and endangered animal species in the ocean during the 33 years that I have been making images., one of the first online stock photography websites and searchable picture catalogs, debuted in 1997, many years before most stock photography agencies and photographer websites. Receiving over 2 million visitors annually, currently presents more than 40,000 of my stock photographs available for editorial use, commercial application or for purchase as fine art prints. Thank you very much for your interest in my work. Please contact me if you would like to license my photography or purchase a print.

Natural History Photography, Aerial view of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico