Steve Gettle’s images communicate his love for the wildlife and wild places of our world. For over twenty-five years, Steve has spent countless hours creating hundreds of thousands of photographs of the beauty around us.
His images have been exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world, including the Museum of Natural History in London, as well as The American Museum of Natural History in New York.Steve was honored to have a one man show at The National Center for Nature Photography in Ohio.
You can see Steve’s work in many books, magazines, calendars, and other publications by, The National Geographic Society, Canadian Geographic, Audubon, Sierra Club, The BBC, The World Wildlife Fund, The National Wildlife Federation, Birder’s World, Nature’s Best, Wild Bird, Natural History, and many others.
The artist has been honored to receive many awards for his photography. Some of the highlights include being chosen Great Lakes Wildlife Photographer of the Year as well as being a multiple award winner in the BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, as well as the Nature’s Best photography contest. Steve was also honored to receive the People’s Choice award his first year at the Michigan Wildlife Art Festival. No other first time exhibitor has ever received one of these awards.
His work is represented to the editorial marketplace by the stock agency Minden Pictures.
Steve’s photography has taken him throughout North and South America from the woods of northern Canada to the salt marshes of southern Florida, from the coast of Maine to the high plateau of the desert southwest. Steve has made numerous trips to South America visiting such places as Ecuador, Belize, Costa Rica, and The Galapagos Islands. Although he travels extensively, he finds much of his inspiration in the natural areas surrounding his home, in Brighton, Michigan.
FROM THE ARTIST
I consider it a great privilege to be able to spend time outdoors doing something that I truly love. On many occasions, I have been honored to have animals accept me into their world and give me a view into their private lives. It is my goal through my photography to share some of these moments with you and to help foster a love and appreciation for the wildlife and wild places around us