Biography & Publication Credits


I am a full time professional photographer specializing in wildlife, landscape and nature with over 80,000 6x7, 6x4.5 and 35mm film and digital images. My wildlife image files include extensive coverage of many venomous snake species, poison arrow frogs, African lions, Siberian and Bengal tigers, various other wild cats, wolves, raptors, songbirds, dragonflies, damselflies and many other insect, reptile, bird and mammal species. My landscape and intimate scenic image files include coverage of the western and southwestern U.S., northern Canada and Venezuela.

All of the approximately 9,800 images on this site are key word searchable, by location for landscape subjects, and by common and Latin names and location for wildlife subjects.

Rights Managed image licensing rights may be purchased directly from this site using the "Buy Rights Managed Image License" Button on any Image Display Page. Click on any image in one of my galleries and it will be displayed with the "Buy Rights Managed Image License" Button. Simply fill in the information and an immediate quote will be provided. Payment using this feature is via PayPal.

You may also contact me directly to negotiate an Image Rights License. On the same image display, simply click on the "Contact Dave Welling for Instant Sale Info". Please reference the nine or ten digit image ID # in the image title in any correspondence.

I have been capturing evocative images of the natural world for over 25 years, producing the highest quality images for publication. My images often capture unique behavioral characteristics of wildlife or special lighting or weather conditions of landscapes. I answer all image license requests promptly and professionally. Submissions are tightly edited and always request specific. I would appreciate the opportunity to work with you on your image needs.

My Images Have Appeared in the Following Publications
Magazines: National Geographic Adventure, Kids, Explorer and Travel; National Wildlife's Ranger Rick and Your Big Backyard; Nature's Best; Outdoor Photographer; Birds&Blooms; BirdWatching; Living Bird; Natural History and Sojourns
Calendars/Notecards: Audubon; Barnes & Noble; COMDA; Inner Reflections; National Wildlife; Northword Press; Palm Press; PlanetZoo; Pomegranate Communications; Sierra; World Wildlife Fund
Books: National Geographic; Capstone; Farcountry Press; Grand Canyon Association; Prentice Hall; Voyageurs' Press; Cowles Creative; Holt Reinhart; Houghton Mifflin; Prentice Hall; Trident Press; Rio Nuevo Publications; Tyndale House
Photographic Awards
I have been fortunate to win numerous first place and honorable mention awards in BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, National Wildlife and Nature's Best photo contests.
I am a charter member of The North American Nature Photographers Association.
I am also privileged to be included in the The Best Top Photographers a select group of nature and editorial photographers found on Google+. You can also follow my contributions to this group on my Google+ site.
Stock Agencies
I am represented by Animals Animals/Earth Scenes, Jaynes Gallery, Nature Picture Library and World Panorama stock agencies.
Recent Books and Published Articles
I am the featured photographer in A Texas Wildlife Portfolio from FarCountry Press.
Please check out and preview my latest coffee table book Sanctuary which tells the stories of many exotic and native wildlife rescue animals through words and images.
I also write photo/text articles for magazines. You can view one of my recent magazine photo/text article in Outdoor Photographer on "Capturing Little Details or Macro Elements While Photographing Grand Landscapes".
I also have approximately 9,650 keyword searchable stock images on this e-commerce website.
Fine Art Prints
Approximately 860 of my images are available as fine art prints on my Fine Art Prints web site. You can also click on the Fine Art Prints tab on my Homepage of this web site to view the details of my Fine Art Print offerings and see a slideshow of some of the prints available.

Cannot find the images you need? Please Contact Me. I have extensive files and would be happy to assist you.

Thank you very much for visiting.