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"After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains" Walt Whitman

Gary is an avid outdoor enthusiast and has been interested in wildlife from a very young age. As a certified Master Naturalist, Master Wildlife Conservationist and National Park Service Ranger he has led and narrated eco tours as well as taught adults and children alike about the coastal ecosystem of Florida, the wildlife of New England’s woods and the geology and wildlife of the Yellowstone Ecosystem. In his travels throughout North and Central America he has concentrated on digitally documenting a variety of wildlife species. A self-taught photographer and artist, his travels have taken him from the far reaches of Alaska, across the Canadian tundra, through the wilderness of Montana and Wyoming, southward to the shores of the Sea of Cortez, through the Great Divide and deep woods of Maine. His passion for photography and art combined with his wildlife background results in stunning wildlife images and wood burnings. Gary is affiliated with a variety of professional organizations and has received various awards. He was most recently an Semi-Finalist in the Windland Smith Rice International Nature Competition associated with Natures Best Photography Magazine and chosen as a contributor to a new National Geographic Book entitled Sublime Nature.


Casey Anderson, Naturalist and Host of Nat Geo Wild TV says of Gary's work...."Seriously Amazing!



Publications

Sublime Nature - A National Geographic Book

America the Beautiful  - A National Geographic Book 

Yellowstone - A Rangers Perspective http:/​/​www.​naturephotographers.​net/​articles1111/​gm1111-​1.​h

National Geographic Magazine – Editors Pick - Best 0f 2008 http:/​/​golbanoooo.​posterous.​com/​national-​geographic-​best-​of-​2008

Gray Whales of the Mexican Baja – Nature Photographers Magazine http:/​/​www.​naturephotographers.​net/​articles0607/​gm0607-​1.​html

Maine – From the Coast to Katahdin – Nature Photographers Magazine http:/​/​www.​naturephotographers.​net/​articles1107/​gm1107-​1.​html

Outdoor Photographer Magazine

Nature Photographer Magazine – Field Contributor http:/​/​www.​naturephotographers.​net/​articles0609/​gm0609-​1.​html

Connecticut Audubon Web Gallery – Field Contributor


Upcoming Exhibits, Workshops and Lectures

Contact me regarding Wildlife Photography Workshops and Lectures on North American Bears, Yellowstone Ecosystem, The Bears and Wolves of Yellowstone, Bear Safety, Wild Alaska and 12 Tips for Successful Wildlife Photos.
 


National Geographic

Contributing Photographer - National Geographic - Sublime Nature and America the Beautiful 

Book Entitled - Wild America - Native American Stories, Myths and Legends
A series of my images complimented with Native American stories, myths and legends about the creatures that fill us with wonder, love and respect.





Digital Photography Tutoring - One on One tutoring for beginners wanting to learn more about digital photography. Learn the basics of exposure, camera settings and composition with "hands on" instruction. These sessions can be arranged around your schedule with week end availability.


Note: All images were taken in the wild unless in the folder labeled "Captive Images". Captive shots were taken in controlled environments like game reserves where animals are well protected and treated humanely.


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All Photographs

Canadian Rockies 2013

35 photos
Created 27-Feb-24
Modified 27-Feb-24
Canadian Rockies 2013

Alaska 2012

27 photos
Created 27-Feb-24
Modified 27-Feb-24
Alaska 2012

A 2010 Season in Yellowstone

65 photos
Created 5-May-24
Modified 5-May-24
A 2010 Season in Yellowstone

A 2011 Season in Yellowstone

66 photos
Created 5-May-24
Modified 5-May-24
A 2011 Season in Yellowstone

A 2012 Season in Yellowstone

73 photos
Created 5-May-24
Modified 5-May-24
A 2012 Season in Yellowstone

Bears

45 photos
Created 5-May-24
Modified 5-May-24
Bears

Canines

18 photos
Created 27-Feb-24
Modified 27-Feb-24
Canines

Grazers

20 photos
Created 22-Nov-23
Modified 22-Nov-23
Grazers

Loons and Ducks

19 photos
Created 27-Feb-24
Modified 27-Feb-24
Loons and Ducks

Marine Mammals

15 photos
Created 18-Apr-24
Modified 18-Apr-24
Marine Mammals

Owls

25 photos
Created 27-Feb-24
Modified 27-Feb-24
Owls

Puffins

7 photos
Created 22-Nov-23
Modified 22-Nov-23
Puffins

Raptors

18 photos
Created 22-Jan-24
Modified 22-Jan-24
Raptors

Canyon Pack Wolf Kill - Alum Creek

16 photos
Created 27-Feb-24
Modified 27-Feb-24
Canyon Pack Wolf Kill - Alum Creek

Captive Images

9 photos
Created 27-Feb-24
Modified 27-Feb-24
Captive Images

Dogsledding the Absaroka Mtns - Montana

7 photos
Created 27-Feb-24
Modified 27-Feb-24
Dogsledding the Absaroka Mtns - Montana

Nature Paintings and Wood Burnings

33 photos
Created 22-Feb-24
Modified 22-Feb-24
Nature Paintings and Wood Burnings

Fox Kits

7 photos
Created 27-Feb-24
Modified 27-Feb-24
Fox Kits


Guestbook for Wildlife and Nature Images/Wildfire Art by Gary Melnysyn
Stephanie Stewart(non-registered)
Great photos!! What a wonderful body of work, you should be very proud.
Cheers, Steph
Chan(non-registered)
I enjoyed your works that are shared here. I am person who has a great interest in photography, especially in wildlife segment. Some of these shots are so precious that I can easily guess the hardship you would have taken to accomplish it.

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Marichal Claude(non-registered)
Superbe photos,merci et A+.
Louis Goodman(non-registered)
Hi Gary, I don't know if you remember me. I was a friend of Lori's and a year behind you in school. I was talking to her recently via FB and she told me about your website. It is great. I was born in Montana so have been to Yellowstone and Glacier several times. My Uncle used to live in Polson, MT on Flathead Lake, by the Mission Range. Great photos my friend and kudos to you.

Lou Goodman
Kathleen Fosselman(non-registered)
Hi Gary:

I met you a few times while in Yellowstone this past May. You'll probably remember if I told you we were at Souh Rim hoping to catch a shot of the wolves. My husband, you, Heidi and I were talking and looking at her Aurora Borealis calendar.

You were pretty humble about your photography but of all the business cards I received, I really have to say that your photography struck my as one of best. It's beautiful and your Aurora Borealis photo is beautiful, nothing wrong with that picture at all. Congrats on doing a great job. Keep up the great work Ranger Gary.
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