Minnesota native Gary A. Nelson, nature photographer, has spent the past 25 years exploring and photographing the wild places and vanishing rural landscapes of North America. He photographs national and state parks, trails, lakeshores, seashores, prairies, forests, rivers, deserts, wilderness areas, rural routes, scenic by-ways and country back roads throughout the country, from sweeping landscapes to intimate details.
Gary's images have been published in hundreds of magazines, calendars, books and other publications. His fine art photographs are displayed in private collections as well as health care facilities and corporations across the country. He has had two photographic books published, one of which was given the Benjamin Franklin Travel Book Award. He has also been named a master of photography by Outdoor Photographer Magazine.
A selection of publication credits include: Audubon, Backpacker, Men's Journal, National Geographic Books, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, National Wildlife, National Parks and Conservation, The Nature Conservancy, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, Sierra Club, and The Wilderness Society.