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About Great Wildlife Photos

Lynn Starnes started her wildlife photography business in 1993, in Albuquerque, NM. At that time, her business name was Wildlife Pho-toes and her business logo was a wolf footprint. Lyn started showing her photography in the New Mexico State Fair and New Mexico art shows. As sales increased, Starnes expanded the number of shows. Lyn eventually progressed to the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Balloon Fiesta and Christmas shows and regional shows.

During this phase of Lyn's business, she was entering photo contests. A number of Starnes photographs have won awards. One photograph in particular, “Nature’s Ballet” has won a number of awards including Grand Prize for an international photography contest, first place in the Dogwood Arts Festival and many more ribbons and awards. Photo Contests are an excellent forum to judge the quality and relative merit of Lyn's photographs versus the photographs of other photographers.

In 2010 Starnes made a business decision to change her business name to make it web searchable. Great Wildlife Photos was born! At the same time, Starnes decided to move to Reno, Nevada. At this time, Lyn started selling her photographs through outdoor and hunting and fishing shows. Starnes exhibits (and donates) her photographs to organizations that support wildlife conservation and habitat recovery.

Producing great wildlife photographs requires some luck, but knowledge of animal behavior and biology and most of all time. As you look through Starnes website, she hopes that you appreciate her vocation and avocation and her ability to produce high quality photographs for your enjoyment.

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About Lynn B. Starnes

Over 40 Years Experience as a Biologist and Wildlife Photographer. Lynn Starnes has been a professional fish and wildlife biologist since 1972. Starnes has worked for a number of agencies. Starnes has worked on everything from species surveys to habitat restoration. During this time, Lynn has observed, studied and researched animals in a variety of ecosystems. From the time that Lynn was 8 and was given a Brownie, Lynn has had her camera with her. Starnes has taken photos as part of her job as well as escape from the day-to-day pressures of office work.

Lynn Starnes considers herself to be a wildlife portrait photographer. Unlike studio photographers who take portrait photographs, Starnes cannot pose her clients. Most of the time, Lynn has to rely on available light. Starnes relies on a telephoto lens rather than a portrait lens. Starnes has to be patient. Lynn has to disguise herself in blinds and use the same techniques that hunters use to “call” animals or to put them at ease. Starnes uses scents to allow her to approach or to allow her to “disappear.”

As animals approach, they tend to be nervous. So, Starnes waits for the pose or the angle or the light that she would like to capture. There are times that Starnes doesn't photograph. Lynn just wants to observe this particular animal. For the biologist in her, the time spent with animals is like time standing still. It is a gift to be enjoyed and appreciated and doesn’t always need to be captured by her camera. Starns has seen animals fight, play and even make mistakes like rearing up and then falling over or tripping and falling. Sometimes their mistakes are so funny that it is hard not to laugh out loud!

Over the years, Lynn has taken thousands of images. This web site has a small sampling of her work. Starnes has displayed the most requested animals. If you want to see animals that are currently not on this website, feel free to contact her.

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