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 Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award


FALKLAND ISLANDS (Coach House 2004)


(Bitterroot Press 2006)


Kevin lives in Seattle, WA, with his wife, artist and author Martha Hill.





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Welcome to the World of Kevin Schafer Photography!

We specialize in images of endangered wildlife and landscapes worldwide, and pride ourselves in the quality and breadth of our collection.


To search for images of specific subjects or locations use our simple SEARCH box to your left: this will give you access to over 4500 of our best images – with new ones being added every day.  


 See Kevin's story on Amazon River Dolphins in the June 2009 issue of National Geographic. (To see some favorite images that didn't make it into the story, go here. )

If you find a picture you'd like to use, anywhere on this site, feel free to drag it to your desktop for reference. Then, simply contact us to discuss usage fees, or to request a high-resolution file for comps or layouts.  We can usually send these to you via FTP on the same day, or on CD by FEDEX overnight.

About Kevin Schafer

Kevin Schafer is an award-winning natural history photographer, whose photographs appear in all of the major science and nature publications in the US, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Natural History and National Wildlife. He also works regularly with conservation organizations such as the Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund, and is a founding Fellow of the Int'l League of Conservation Photographers.   Read a recent interview with Kevin on the ties between photography and conservation HERE.

See the recent features on Kevin in Nature's Best Magazine (PDF) and Outdoor Photographer Magazine .

                                                                      Aurora Borealis, Alaska

PLEASE NOTE: All of the photographs on this site are copyrighted by Kevin Schafer Photography and are protected by law. Although these images may be downloaded for comp or layout purposes at no charge, permission and fees are required to reproduce them in any form, including on-line or web usages.

Code of Ethics

At Kevin Schafer Photography, we take ethics seriously.  In my view, whatever power a photograph possesses is directly tied to the belief that it represents a real event – a true moment in time.  Take that away and all you have left is an illustration, a digital trick. 

For that reason, NONE OF THE WILDLIFE IMAGES IN OUR COLLECTION HAVE BEEN DIGITALLY MANIPULATED WITHOUT ATTRIBUTION.  There may have been some minor color correction done, or contrast control, but in every case they represent real behavior and natural events.  Any images of captive animals are so labeled.  

In this digital age, trust is about all we have left.  If you have ANY questions about a specific image, please contact us

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