Wildlife photographer Jeff Nadler has been fascinated by Africa for as long as he can remember. “As a child, I was always drawn to movies and stories about the African ‘jungle’, from Tarzan to Hatari, from King Solomon’s Mines to the Man-eaters of Tsavo.” A career in scuba diving and exploring the world’s oceans pushed aside adult thoughts of Africa until an overseas business trip provided the opportunity for a safari in Botswana. That experience not only re-awakened his childhood dreams of Africa, it turned that fascination into a passion for its animals. Jeff has returned to Africa seven times since that first safari in 2001.
Jeff now specializes in award-winning fine art wildlife and nature photography, with a special talent for exposing nature’s soul through black-&-white and color artistic imagery. With a passion of advocacy for the protection of endangered species, Jeff’s photographic mission is to create an emotional connection with his natural world subjects for the viewer and encourage active support of wildlife conservation.
While being in the African bush is Jeff’s preferred activity, photographing and observing wildlife interactions of all types is his greatest pleasure, from wolves in Yellowstone to jaguars in Brazil to bears in Canada. Most recently, Jeff photographed giant pandas in China and the famous white Camargue wild horses of France, as well as spending three weeks in his beloved Africa.
Jeff’s images have received numerous photography awards, including being recognized at Laguna Art-A-Fair as “Best in Photography” in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Other recognitions include awards from the National Wildlife Federation, North America Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and the prestigious Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.
Jeff’s original work is available on both framed and unframed canvas, as well as archival photo paper. A portion of his sales of canvas and framed prints are donated to the Big Life Foundation to support their anti-poaching programs in east Africa.