Doug Steakley

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Doug Steakley is a widely recognized photographer from Carmel Valley, California. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University and his interest in adventure travel led him to pursue photography full time. His distinct images range from the Monterey Peninsula in California where he lives, to many international destinations where he enjoys traveling.


Two large format books of his photography have been published: Pacific Light, Images of The Monterey Peninsula, in 2000, and Big Sur and Beyond, The Legacy of The Big Sur Land Trust, in 2001. Two later books have been published by Countryman Press: A Photographer’s Guide To The California Coast in 2005 and Photographing Big Sur in 2011.


Doug's photographs have received awards in many photography contests, including those sponsored by National Geographic, Nature’s Best, North America Nature Photography Association, (NANPA) and National Geographic Traveler magazine.


Doug supports and works closely with several land preservation groups and a variety of his images have been published in annual reports and in many other related publications. In 2003, he received the Ansel Adams Award from The Sierra Club for his conservation photography.


Doug is a member of the Board of Trustees and past Treasurer for The Center For Photographic Art in Carmel, California. He also leads a wide variety of tours and expeditions, both in the United States and abroad, including photography safaris to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana, Burma, Cuba, Iceland and Nepal.


His images have been widely published in many local, national and international magazines including National Geographic, Architectural Digest, Backpacker, Outside, Better Homes and Gardens, Art and Antiques, Private Pilot, Luxury Living, The Robb Report, and Town and Country among others.


Stock photography by Doug Steakley is represented worldwide by Getty Images and Interfoto.