Biography & Publication Credits



WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE OF IMAGES OF WILDLIFE, GRAND LANDSCAPES, AND INTIMATE VIEWS OF THE NATURAL WORLD.

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. 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.

I have over 10,000 images on this site that are key word searchable, by location for landscape subjects, and by common and Latin names and location for wildlife subjects.

Rights Managed Image Licensing
A Rights Managed Image License 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. Please see my Rights Managed Image License Agreement below which is applicable to images licensed directly from this web site. Payment using this feature is via PayPal.
NOTE: You may also contact me directly to negotiate an Image Rights License unique to your needs. 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.
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.
Organizations
I am a charter member of The North American Nature Photographers Association.
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".
Images on This Website
I have over 10,000 keyword searchable wildlife, nature, landscape and macro images on this e-commerce website.
Fine Art Prints
Approximately 1,000 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.
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IMAGE LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR IMAGES LICENSED DIRECTLY FROM THIS SITE
RIGHTS MANAGED IMAGE LICENSE AGREEMENT THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE "LICENSEE" AND THE "LICENSOR" (AS DEFINED BELOW). THIS AGREEMENT APPLIES TO CERTAIN LICENSES ISSUED FOR IMAGES LICENSED DIRECTLY FROM MY STRIKINGNATUREIMAGESBYDAVEWELLING.COM WEBSITE (THE "SITE"), AND IS APPLICABLE TO ONLINE, DIGITAL AND ANALOGUE (PHYSICAL) DELIVERY OF LICENSED MATERIAL (THE "AGREEMENT").
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2.2 Use of the Licensed Material is strictly limited to the use, medium, period of time, print run, placement, size of image, territory and any other restrictions specified in the Invoice. Licensee may utilize the Licensed Material in any production process that may be necessary for the intended use specified in the Invoice.
2.3 Pornographic, defamatory or otherwise unlawful use of Licensed Material is strictly prohibited.
2.4 Licensed Material shall not be incorporated into a logo, trademark or service mark.
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9. Electronic Storage. For all Licensed Material that Licensee takes delivery of in electronic form, Licensee must retain the copyright symbol, the name of Licensor and the image number or other identification number associated with the Licensed Material as may be included as part of the electronic file. Licensee may make one (1) high-resolution backup copy of the Licensed Material for security reasons only. Upon the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement, Licensee shall promptly delete the Licensed Material from its computer or other electronic storage systems and shall ensure that its sub-contractors do likewise.
10. Payment. Payment shall be made by Licensee to Licensor per the terms of the invoice. If Licensee fails to pay Licensor invoice in full within the time specified in the invoice, Licensor may add a service charge of one percent (1%) per month, or such lesser amount as is allowed by law, on any unpaid balance until payment is received. Licensor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to revoke the license if payment is not made in full on time.
11. Condition of Licensed Material. Licensee should examine all Licensed Material for possible defects (whether digital or otherwise) before sending any Licensed Material for Reproduction. Without prejudice to section 5.1.(ii) above, Licensor shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by Licensee or any third party, whether directly or indirectly, arising from any alleged or actual defect in any Licensed Material or its caption or in any way from its Reproduction.
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