My name is Ryan Lee Taylor and I am a wildlife, nature, and landscape fine art photographer from Beavercreek, Ohio.
I studied at the New York Institute of Photography, graduating in 2017 with certificates in the Complete Course in Professional Photography and the Intensive Course in Travel Photography.
My work focuses on the genre of nature photography, and specializing in wildlife, wildflowers, trees and landscapes. I deliver stylish framed or matted fine art prints while also promoting conservation and wildlife ethics.
All the photographs you see on this site were taken in Ohio, most of them from somewhere along or around the Little Beaver Creek, a tributary to the Little Miami Watershed.
This area of Ohio is known for containing five of the six wetland types such as fens, marshes and creeks. Our state bird is the Northern Cardinal, and our state mammal is the White-Tailed Deer, the latter which I have photographed extensively over the years.
If you are looking for someone to photograph endangered species and to promote nature and conservation, I would be eager to travel and join your team! For any inquiries, just click the 'CONNECT' button at the top right.
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My resume is available upon request.
"The intentions of my work are to inspire people to feel more connected with the natural world. To challenge the viewer to see that nature is an important part of our world we must appreciate every day, and not take for granted. To sit in quiet contemplation of a grand vista or landscape in the evening glow of light or in silent observance of an animal carrying out daily life is unlike any other mindful experience. I approach my craft two-fold: as fine art that can be appreciated being framed and hung from a wall in a pleasant space, and as photojournalism to document the ever-evolving nature around us. The images I create are meticulously printed, matted, and framed to preserve the real look of what I saw and what I want to share. As seasons change and species grow or disappear, I hope to bring awareness to conserve and learn about these bygones of a forgotten era. If my images make prospective viewers want to learn more and "get out there" then I've done my job.
Acknowledging the past, recording the present, and preserving the future."
Organizations & Memberships
I proudly support these memberships with my donation money, volunteer time, or citizen-science research.
(Note: I do not own the logos or names used. All are ® with their respective owners. Fair use only.)
® New York Institute of Photography
® North American Nature Photography Association
® National Wildlife Federation
® Sierra Club
® National Audubon Society
® The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
® Ohio Bluebird Society
® Ohio Ornithological Society
® Beaver Creek Wetlands Association
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