About Marie Read Wildlife Photography

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

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, Iceland, Australia and Antarctica, as well as images of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, landscapes, habitats, and plants. 

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ABOUT Marie Read: 

Wildlife photographer and author Marie Read has forged a career out of capturing special moments in birds’ lives, creating images that combine beauty with impactful storytelling. Marie’s award-winning images are featured nationally and internationally in magazines, books, and calendars.

Marie’s articles and photo essays about bird behavior and bird photography have appeared in Living Bird, Bird Watching, Nature’s Best, and Wild Planet,among others. Her images have won awards in contests such as Share The View (Grand Prize Winner 2017), Nature's Best, North American Nature Photography Association Showcase, Audubon Photography Awards, and Festival de L'Oiseau. She has authored or co-authored several books about birds and their lives. Her latest book, Mastering Bird Photography: the Art, Craft and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior (Rocky Nook) was released March 2019.

Books by Marie Read: 

Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior (Rocky Nook, 2019)

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Mastering Bird Photography

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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