Nature Photographers and Writers


Myrmecos is the website and blog of photographer and 'ant guy' Alex Wild, curator of entomology at the University of Texas in Austin. 

Researcher and conservation photographer Andrew Snyder has traveled extensively in the Americas, from Alaska to Guyana. His photo collection is outstanding. 

Andy Murray is a writer and macro photographer with a passion for studying and photographing Collembola. 

David Rentz' Natural History blog details life as he observes it around his home in the tropics of Northern Queensland. Before "retiring", Rentz was the curator of Orthopteroid Insects at the Australian National Insect Collection in Canberra.

Clay Bolt is a conservation photographer, co-founder of "Meet Your Neighbours", and protector of the rusty-patched bumble bee. He presently works for the World Wildlife Fund in Bozeman, Montana. 

Clay Bolt

Aussie Bugs

Stunning photos and a fun blog, Aussie Bugs is the creation of Queensland macro photographer Deb Yarrow.

Entomologist and photographer Gil Wizen maintains a blog on invertebrates that is too good to miss. 

Conservation writer and photographer, and author of Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks and Nonsense.

Matt Berkery intertwines stunning macro photography with the practice of meditation at 

Photographer and writer Niall Benvie is the co-founder of "Meet Your Neighbours". His book, The Field Studio, is the source for learning to photograph nature on a white background. 

Everything invertebrates,  this tumblr blog is maintained by Australian palaeoecologist Nick Porch. 

Nick Monaghan has an extensive and beautiful photo collection of Australian invertebrates. Jump right in with his galleries of Australian Jewel Beetles.

An instructional website for macro photography maintained by nature photographers Clay Bolt and Paul Harcourt Davies

Piotr Naskrecki is an entomologist, photographer, and author, based at Harvard University. He is also involved in projects to promote and protect Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. 

Widely traveled Belgium-born environmental engineer, cartographer, photographer and science communicator. Also a member of "Meet Your Neighbours." 

Texas based natural history photographer Seth Patterson inspired me with his photography, and then generously said yes when I asked if he'd teach me the technique. 

Wildlife photographer, writer, conservationist, and ethicist with a passion for educating people about the natural world.

Thomas Shahan is a multi-talented artist and macro photographer perhaps most well known for his close-ups of jumping spiders. Too many skills to mention. 

William Archer's blog of fauna observations within 160 km (100 miles) of Esperance, Western Australia. Although no longer maintained, this site remains a valuable resource for naturalists on the south coast of WA.