A Word from Dee Ann
The sense of peace and oneness with nature that envelops me when I am photographing is hypnotizing. Mother Nature's richness and enchantment abounds beyond imagination. Visualize the Earth's kaleidoscope of colors as beams of light bring to life one remarkable mosaic after another...This is what our natural world offers as it stimulates our senses through its tapestry of flora and fauna.
I hope my passion for capturing the spirit of our magnificent yet fragile land and wildlife kingdom will resonate within you as you journey through my windows of nature.
Photo by: Gary Pflughoeft
Dee Ann Pederson is a nature and wildlife photographer who enjoys sharing her passion through her images and leading photographic journeys across the globe. Her awareness and respect for nature began at a young age during family vacations to visit our national parks and natural wonders; and at the age of seventeen, Dee Ann began to cultivate her love for photography while working as a photographer's assistant. Her abundant energy and "wanderlust" have led her around the world in search of nature's splendor. She is at home in the frigid Arctic as she is in the heat of the Serengeti; nature offers her gifts independent of climate or location.
Dee Ann's images are sold as framed, limited-edition fine art prints through private/gallery shows and the Windows of Nature web store. They have been licensed for use on clothing and sold for editorial and commercial use, including National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Expeditions, Yale University, Holland American Cruise Line, British Airways, as well as travel books and others. She has published her "Nature's Inspirations" calendar since 2004 and has also a collection of "Nature's Inspired" note cards available at her webstore. Over five separate years, she has had images on exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., in the collection of Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition. In 2010, she was recognized as one of Nature's Best Ambassadors. For 2014/2015 Dee Ann's image "Fox Trot" was one of 36 images selected from 5,000 to represent the 50th Anniversary "Wilderness Forever" exhibit in the Smithsonian.
In nature, life finds sustainable balance. Often, however, human activity threatens this balance, and in turn, the sustainability of ecosystems. Only through the effort of communities of support can we restore balance where it's been compromised. Through sales of her photographs, art cards and calendars, Dee Ann provides financial support to the following organizations/communities, each committed to protecting nature's delicate balance: Conservation International, The Cougar Fund, East Africa Wild Life Society (Kenya), The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (Kenya), Jane Goodall Institute, The Houston Zoo, The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society, The Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, African Wildlife Foundation & Polar Bears International. She is also a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and an active member of the NANPA Foundation Board.