Colorado based conservation photographer, Dave Showalter is author and photographer of the award-winning book "Prairie Thunder - The Nature of Colorado's Great Plains". Dave has a lifelong interest in natural history and has been photographing in Colorado and the west for more than 20 years. Dave's photographs and articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Outside, Outdoor Photographer, National Parks Magazine, Backpacker, Wilderness, All Animals, Crested Butte Magazine, the Colorado Fourteener Calendar and elsewhere. Dave is also a contributor to the Skyline Press book "14,000 Feet." Dave is the photographer for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, is an associate fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), and supporter of numerous conservation groups.
My wife Marla and I love adventuring, whether it's reaching for a high summit, waiting for golden light on a prairie butte, searching for wildlife, or trekking in a developing country. Together, we have trekked in New Zealand, Nepal, Tanzania, Peru and most-recently Italy. We have summitted Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Pisco in Peru's Cordillera Blanca, Kala Patar and Gokyo Ri in Nepal and 44 of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks. We sincerely hope that this zeal and sense of wonder is communicated through my images.
As a conservation photographer, I work to tell photographic stories and combine images with advocacy for conservation. My current Sage Spirit project is focused on conservation in the American Intermountain West. I am available for assignment work and speaking engagements. I've recently photographed assignments for the Greater Yellowstone Coailition and the National Audubon Society.
About wildlife shooting: I photograph wild animals in wild settings and will not photograph captive animals at game farms.