I am a professionalfine art nature photographer who loves the diversity of subjects in nature. I was trained as an ecologist and work with many botanical gardens and conservation groups. I love all aspects of nature photography from macro photography to grand landscapes with a special interest in the intimate landscape and black and white images.

Teaching nature photography is one of my passions - I have taught workshops for the John C. Cambell Folk Art School in North Carolina, for the North Carolina Arboretum, for the Sedona Arts Center, for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as well as for private students and groups.

One of my specialities I call Zen Photography others call it Contemplative Photogaphy. I combine my photography with my Zen Buddhist practics and the purpose in this photography is to find the essence of subjects capturing elegance and simplicity.

I have been pleased to be in many juried shows and win various awards in the U.S. and abroad. My work has been in numerous shows and exhibits including the Washington, D.C. Gallery of Photography, the Center for Fine Art Photography, the International Color Awards, the National Parks Association, the Sedona Arts Center, the Alburqueque Gallery of Photography, and many others.

I have lived and photographed in many parts of the United States and now live near Asheville, North Carolina.

For workshops, private instruction or tours, or for questions or ordering photographs, please contact me at rick@daleyimages.com.

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