Welcome to the images of nature photographed by Ralph Curtis.
I originally started photography seriously in 2009. I've always lived my life around the outdoors, being an avid hunter, bird watcher and observer. I started photography as a way to extend my pursuit of wildlife year-around, outside of the hunting season in the fall.
Although I still believe in the importance of wildlife management, and enjoy hunting deer and turkey in my home state of Wisconsin, I have found a new sense of enjoyment with the camera.
I feel it is important to document and film wildlife in their natural surroundings and behavior which is only exhibited in wild places, free from fences and game preserves. All my photography is done in the wild, never within fenced preserves, zoos, or game farms. I rely heavily on extreme camouflage measures to capture wildlife acting naturally with no human presence.
If you are interested in purchasing wildlife prints, please contact me, and look forward to my Etsy Shop coming soon.