Ed MacKerrow

  • Ed MacKerrow is a full-time professional nature photographer
  • His images have been published internationally, including magazine covers, winning first-place awards in prestigious photo contests
  • Ed has a Ph.D. in Optics and has published multiple research papers on light
  • In addition to his science education, Ed also has formal training in landscape painting (pastel and watercolor) and is active in the Santa Fe and Taos art scene
  • Ed is an active proponent for wildlife and ethical photography
  • Ed has published research on raptors, and conducts official scientific surveys of wildlife
  • Ed’s images are currently sold in galleries in Taos and Albuquerque
  • Ed continues to study photography and the latest techniques, even though he has been a nature photographer for 30+ years

Artist Statement

I believe the more that humans are aware of nature, the more they will respect it, and this in turn will benefit all beings — especially future generations. Everything is connected!  The reason I pursue nature photography is to propagate this awareness.

Nature can teach us a lot if we are brave enough to experience and learn from it.  I believe that getting outside and experiencing nature educates us in important ways that we are not exposed to in conventional education.   When I observe wildlife out in nature I am continually amazed at their intelligence and the emotions they display.  I try to capture these emotions in my images so that others can experience just how amazing nature is.

Love of nature and beautiful places transcends the divisions that human society has established for itself.  Experiencing nature, where fear is replaced by respect and courage, makes us all stronger and wiser. If my images reinforce our respect for nature, then my goal has been met.

Kayaking the midnight sun on a 100+ mile wilderness photography journey in the Alaska Peninsula.

On top of the Palisade Crest during a solo ski traverse of the Sierra Nevada.

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into the trees.  The winds will blow their freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”  —-  John Muir, 1901.