Nature, Landscape, and Night Sky Photography by Zach Schierl

About Zach

Photography has been a passion of mine for many years. I have been fortunate enough to have many amazing experiences while in search of great photo opportunities, and I hope to inspire others to do the same by sharing my images and stories here.

My photography focuses on the natural and geologic landscapes of the American West, as well as the night skies above them. I am experienced in both daytime landscape photography, wide-field and telescopic astrophotography, and time-lapse photography. My images have been published in a variety of Whitman College publications, Backpacker Magazine, and used by the National Park Service. You can read more about my photography in this article by the Loveland Reporter-Herald (Colorado).

I developed my love for photography while growing up in Northern Arizona. College took me to Washington state (both the wet side and the dry side) where I earned a B.A. in geology and astronomy and an M.S. in geology while photographing a landscape very different than the one I grew up in. I currently reside in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Use of images:

All images and text on this site are © 2010-2017 Zachary Schierl. Please do not use or re-post any of my photos without permission. I am generally happy to allow use for educational and other non-commercial purposes, I just request that you ask first. Thanks!