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to home of Brenda Tharp Photography. I am an award-winning landscape, wildlife and travel photographer based in northern Califorina. My love for nature sends me exploring around the world to capture the essence of animals, people and places. I am the author of several photography books, including Expressive Nature Photography (Monacelli Press). My photographs have been used in ad campaigns, books, brochures, calendars, and magazines for a variety of clients, including National Geographic Books, Sunset, British Gas, Chronicle Books, Nature Conservancy, Audubon, The Presidio Trust, National Park Service, and Michelin Travel Publications.  Photography education is a large part of my business, so please have a look at the workshops and instructional tours page. If you are looking to purchase prints or license images, please visit my archive page. I am also available for commissions worldwide.

Brenda, you make the world a better place by turning people’s attention to the glorious creation all around us. Keep it up! ~ A fan.



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