Nature photographers are explorers. Each time we bring the camera to our eye, we hope to discover something as pleasing in the viewfinder as is in our mind’s eye. And in the effort, we’ll likely learn something new about our subjects and ourselves.
Cliff Zenor has been a nature photographer, tour leader and workshop teacher for more than 20 years. He has photographed, toured and taught in parks and preserves across the continental US and in other wild places such as Kenya, the Galapagos Islands, the Pantanal Brazilian wetlands, Alaska and Canada. His photographs have appeared in such publications as Outdoor Photographer, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Chicago Wilderness, and Midwest Living; and in newspapers, advertisements, and various books.
Cliff has led tours and taught workshops for the leading providers in the field. He has presented programs for the Professional Photographers of America and the North American Nature Photography Association, and has appeared in segments of Public Television shows about exploring and photographing nature. His limited-edition photographic prints have been displayed in several galleries, private collections and public exhibitions.
From his background in horticulture and adult education, Cliff’s first ventures into publication were for gardening magazines and books, including Indoor Gardening for which he was the principal photographer. Since then, he has focused on wilder life and was a participant in several book projects including Nature of America and Daybreak 2000. His current work includes photo projects on the Eastern deciduous forests, the tallgrass prairies, Midwestern wetlands, gardening and historic architecture for books, periodicals and newspapers.
Cliff is a natural, enthusiastic teacher. And he enjoys exploring the wild and not-so-wild world with like-minded photographers. He and his wife, Mary, live in northern Indiana in a historic house which they are slowly and lovingly restoring.