Use my inspirational nature photos gallery to spur your creativity and elevate your mood. Whether you're a nature enthusiast or a casual nature photographer, I've posted these nature images and their messages for you to enjoy.
There's something magical about this place. The rocks, the ocean, and the mountains all come together in a unique way, unlike any other place on earth.
Often it's about being in an amazing location and being there under unique lighting and weather conditions. This photo of Wild Goose Island was taken with a cell phone camera.
Take your time to examine each photo. Imagine that you were there when the photo was taken and that you were the photographer. Please leave your comments below.
Always fascinated by the colors that nature produces, even in the cold weather of winter here in the northeast USA, I love the subtle color changes within each individual petal that this Christmas cactus gives us.
Snow storms are great to stimulate your photography juices and motivate you to go out in the cold to photograph nature. I often seek out minimalistic scenes after a snowstorm.
One great way to get inspired for nature photography is to visit a conservatory. Most have terrific opportunities year round to capture some great images. This photo was taken in the dead of winter in the Northeast.
Sometimes just showing up is the secret to get some interesting photographs of nature. I ventured out into a heavy duty snowstorm to shoot some landscapes and these playful deer were having a blast in the middle of a soccer field at a local park.
Rather than make an approach toward them, I walked parallel to their position and got to a higher vantage point where the wind was behind me. The biggest challenge for this photography was keep the massive snowflakes away from the front of my lens.
This page has been created to inspire you with the natural world. Seek out gardens, nature centers and conservatories to recharge your creativity and your passion for photography.
There is something magical about a full moon. it's good for the soul to spend some time out in nature and watch the moon as it rises.
Our amazing planet provides so many opportunities to make photos that uplift and stimulate an emotional response. I've posted some inspirational pictures without words as well as some images with inspirational words.
My in laws live two houses away from me and they have several flower gardens to enjoy. The delicate and sophisticated display of nature's splendor is one I look forward to each summer.
Although my own career has largely been centered around portrait photography, I love to inspire people through my nature photography.
Please feel free to add a little inspirational music of your own, sit back and become inspired, or share these photos with someone you love. Please add your thoughts below too.
Roses have been a great subject of inspirational nature photos almost as long as color photography has been around. Natures uplifting images are everywhere around you. Take the time to "smell the roses," and take the time to share one of these images with a friend.
Sometimes it's just about being prepared and having a camera with you, even if it's your smart phone.
The photo above was cropped to follow the rule of thirds, and in this case, it works perfectly as a tool for getting a great composition and an inspirational photograph to enjoy.
Have you ever been to Ricketts Glen State Park? You get the opportunity to photograph more than a dozen waterfalls. The hiking is moderately challenging, but can be slippery with wet rocks and leaves. Visit and you'll be inspired.
Photography in general can be very inspiring for many reasons, from both the standpoint of the photographer who created the image as well as the perspective of the viewer. One of the obvious ways is to be able to experience the amazing natural world around us.
Whether we are re-visiting a place we have been to or pre-viewing a place we'd like to see, nature photography can be enjoyed by all.
The photograph above is from a visit to John Muir Woods, across the Golden Gate Bridge and up the road a piece from San Francisco. The Redwood trees are so tall and so straight, you can't help but get the feel they are reaching up to the heavens.
It's often a great photographic opportunity when you find the natural elements of vegetation, rocks, sky, and water come together in a majestic way. Visiting places like this often become a surreal experience for me personally because it is often hard for me to fathom how such a place could come to be.
The photo above was taken at sunrise on one of the southern "beaches" of Mount Desert Island. It was a happy/sad photo because it was the last photo I took before leaving the island.
Nature photography during the "sweet light" hours surrounding sunrise and sunset is often the most productive time of day to get some interesting nature photos.
I was on the way to a beach shoot and saw this amazing field of flowers. I often have an impulse to "keep on driving" rather than follow the hunch that there might be a photo lurking nearby.
The light was sweet. The colors were pure. The vision for a photo came forth.
Sometimes it can be a depressing experience to be in front of such magnificence and to be all alone. Photography becomes the best way to share with the rest of the world.
I saw a funny advertisement on a website that was posted back in 2012. It was for a Canon DSLR, but it was really funny and I copied the idea (not the words or the photo it used) and came up with my own version below.
Perhaps it's not inspirational, but maybe you'll get a kick out of it like I did if you're a camera nut like me.
The black and white photo below came from a recent hike in Catcotin Mountain Park, near Frederick, Maryland, and not too far from where the President of the United States likes to relax at Camp David.
It was a foggy morning. It was blissfully quiet. Not even the chirp of a bird or the scurry of a squirrel could be heard.
Wildlife photography, macro photography, landscape photography and underwater photography can all produce such great inspirational nature photos. Many of these are nature photos with quotes. This gives more reason why nature photos are inspirational.
What a magnificent animal, the American Bald Eagle. I photographed this guy at a zoo. The key was to find just the right angle that place a tree behind his head rather than the netting that showed he was in a captured environment.
Although it was a dimly lit situation, I liked how the quality and direction of the light brought out the detail in his feathers. I head to use a slow shutter speed to get a decent exposure, but the image was sharp because I was able to lean my camera against a nearby post.
Stay inspired. Keep shooting.