Natural History Photography – Best Photos of 2022

2022 was a bit more normal than the previous two years in the sense that we were able to travel more and I was able to produce a handful of satisfying images.  The little diving I did included the kelp forests of San Clemente Island, one of my favorite places in the world. I am always so grateful after a trip to SCI, it has some of the most spectacular underwater scenery anywhere. Tracy and I were able to visit the Utah badlands and Arizona for landscapes . I was able to make a few solo outings to New Mexico to photograph birdsArgentina for whales and Baja California for sea lions. This is the 16th year I have done an annual photography retrospective. My favorite images of the past year are below, roughly in chronological order. My goal for any one year is always to shoot 3-4 world-class images and 10-15 portfolio-quality images. If you like these feel free to check out previous years’ favorites as well: 2021, 2020, 2019, 20182017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.  Click any image to go big. Cheers and Thanks for looking!

About Phil Colla

I am a natural history photographer. I enjoy making compelling images in the ocean, on land, and in the air. I have maintained the Natural History Photography blog since 2005 and my searchable Natural History Photography Library since 1997. Here are some tear sheets and behind the scenes views. Thanks for looking!