About Marie Read Wildlife Photography


Welcome to the wildlife and nature photography collection of Marie Read, where natural history meets artistry. 

Widely published, Marie specializes in images of birds and bird behavior. Featured are examples of her many professional-quality photographs available for licensed use. Marie's stock photo library contains pictures of birds from throughout North America, plus Central America and Australia, as well as images of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, scenery, habitats, and plants. 



If you know what you're looking for, use the powerful Search feature above. Otherwise browse the many beautiful images in the Galleries for inspiration. 


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ABOUT Marie Read: 
Wildlife photographer and author Marie Read is renowned for her exquisite bird photos that often tell a story as well as being beautiful. 

Widely published during her 30 year career providing high-quality photographs to the nature publishing industry, her images are featured in magazines, books, calendars, websites, educational exhibits, and product packaging, nationally and internationally. 

Marie's articles and photo essays have appeared in such publications as Living Bird, Bird Watching, Nature’s Best, and Wild Planet. Her images have won awards in Nature's Best Windland Smith contest, Nature's Best Backyards, North American Nature Photography Association Showcase, Audubon Photgraphy Awards, and Festival de L'Oiseau. She has authored several books about birds and their behavior, most recently "Into The Nest" coauthored with Laura Erickson.


Books by Marie Read: 

Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds (Storey Publishing, 2015, coauthored with Laura Erickson)

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Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake Basin (Graphic Arts Books, 2014)
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Secret Lives of Common Birds: Enjoying Bird Behavior Through the Seasons
(Houghton Mifflin, 2005)

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Common Birds & Their Songs
(coauthored with Lang Elliott, Houghton Mifflin, 1998)
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Music of the Birds Volume 1
(ebook for iPad, available through iTunes bookstore, coauthored with Lang Elliott, 2013