The Joy of Minnesota Nature

Here is a sampling of photos from my recent trip to Minnesota. I am working to find images and compositions true to the area and authentic to Minnesota nature rather than simply taking generic nature photography ideas and applying them to Minnesota.

Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Louisville Swamp area, Minnesota

Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Louisville Swamp area, Minnesota

Question mark butterfly, Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Carver Rapids, Minnesota

Question mark butterfly, Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Carver Rapids, Minnesota

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, Nerstand, Minnesota

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, Nerstand, Minnesota

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, Nerstand, Minnesota

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, Nerstand, Minnesota

Cannon Falls, MN

Cannon Falls, MN

Cannon Falls, MN

Cannon Falls, MN

Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington, Minnesota

Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington, Minnesota

Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Carver Rapids, Minnesota

Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Carver Rapids, Minnesota

Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Louisville Swamp area, Minnesota

Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Louisville Swamp area, Minnesota

Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Carver Rapids, Minnesota

Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Carver Rapids, Minnesota

You can see more of these images at joy-of-nature-galleries. Check out my new book and short course package here.

About Rob Sheppard

I'm Rob Sheppard and my mission is to connect people and nature through photography with celebration and joy. Nature photography, for me, is about finding ways to create meaning and joy in your photography and connecting people with the natural world. I consider myself a naturalist, nature photographer and videographer. I have been busy over the years creating many books related to photography, including Landscape Photography: From Snapshot to Great Shot, The Magic of Digital Landscape Photography, The Magic of Digital Nature Photography, and the National Geographic Field Guide to Digital Photography. A Nature Photography Manifesto and Reports from the Wild are available from Apple’s iBookstore. I get around as a speaker and workshop leader, and I am a Fellow with the North American Nature Photography Association. I was the long-time editor of the prestigious Outdoor Photographer magazine and presently am a contributing editor. My education was both as a photographer and a naturalist specializing in ecology and botany.
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One Response to The Joy of Minnesota Nature

  1. Dalne Dola says:

    It is so exciting to learn that you have finally finished your production of a new class! I took a class previously from you and learned a great deal. I can hardly wait to take this one!
    Regards to you!

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