Cliff Zenor is a nature and garden photographer, tour leader and workshop teacher. For more than 25 years, he has photographed, toured and taught in parks and preserves across the continental US and in other wild places like Kenya, the Galapagos Islands, the Pantanal Brazilian wetlands, Alaska and Canada.


His photographs have appeared in magazines including Outdoor Photographer, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Chicago Wilderness, Midwest Living and This Old House; and in newspapers, advertisements, picture books, textbooks, children’s books and greeting cards.


Cliff has led tours and taught workshops for highly-regarded providers including Great American Photography Workshops, Voyagers International, Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris, Maine Media Workshops, The Ansel Adams Gallery, American Nature Photography Workshops and Visionary Wild. As a principle leader for one group, he wrote a handbook of photographic field techniques for workshop clients.


He has presented programs for the Professional Photographers of America and the North American Nature Photography Association. He has appeared in segments of Public Television shows about exploring and photographing nature. And his limited-edition photographic prints have been viewed in galleries, private collections and public exhibitions.


From his background in horticulture and adult education, Cliff’s first ventures into publication were for gardening magazines and books, including Indoor Gardening for which he was the principal photographer. Since then, he has focused on wilder life and was a participant in several book projects including Nature of America and Daybreak 2000.


His current work includes photo projects on the Eastern deciduous forests, the tallgrass prairies, Midwestern wetlands, gardening and historic architecture for books, periodicals and newspapers.


Cliff is a natural, enthusiastic teacher. And he enjoys exploring the wild and not-so-wild world with like-minded photographers. He and his wife, Mary, live in northern Indiana in a historic house that they are slowly and lovingly restoring.


Here's a segment from a PBS TV program with Cliff  and  the host,  

Evie Kirkwood,  who was the director of county parks in northern Indiana.


Click on the link below to view:

Outdoor Elements: Explore the Outdoors

Fast forward to the third segment at 16:37





And here's a Chicago Tribune story from Cliff's halcyon days in horticulture when community gardens, urban horticulture and horticultural education were his profession and his passion:

Gardens of Eatin': Community Plots Give Vegetable Lovers Room to Grow

Cliff shares photo tips in PBS video.

Learn about nature and photography through the photo Galleries and the photo Journal. When it's time to create your own images, join me for a photographic Workshop or Tour. We'll explore great places at the right times with like-minded photographers who are on their own paths of discovery.

Explore Great Places, Learn New Skills, Create Better Photographs.


To purchase these and other photographs for editorial, commercial, graphic design or educational purposes, please contact me via the email form inside.


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