These pages and links from the Braasch Photography website comprise the core of Gary Braasch's work as an environmental photographer. Gary has lived in Oregon since 1973 but has made images in many world locations for major magazines and book publishers in pursuit of stories about conservation and land use issues.
About Gary BraaschLast Updated on 2009-03-03 00:00:00Gary Braasch covers environmental issues and conservation, biodiversity and field science, climate change and global warming in stock photography and assignments. Photographs of landscape, patterns, forests, Antarctica, the Arctic, cities and travel destinations are used by publications worldwide. His photography grows from a deeply felt connection with nature and an ardent conservation ethic.
In the last 12 years major articles and portfolios of his photography appeared in Time, LIFE, Discover, Audubon, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Scientific American, International Wildlife, Natural History, Sierra, Animals, French Terre Sauvage, French Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Photo District News, 2wice, BBC Wildlife and the Swiss Animan magazine.
Most of this work is on conservation or natural history subjects, the coverage of which gained Gary the Ansel Adams Award from the Sierra Club in... More »
Aerials and LandscapesLast Updated on 2008-05-02 00:28:15New aerials and landscapes from the Southwest, illustrating landforms, mining and drilling, and the incredible loss of water in Lake Powell, now only 38% full (seen in NY Times Science section, Nov. 2, 2005). More »
Mt. St. HelensLast Updated on 2008-05-02 00:24:23The United States' most famous volcano erupted violently at 8:32 am May 18, 1980. The unexpected lateral blast decapitated the "perfect" peak, and changed the look and the knowledge of the Cascade Range. It also changed the outlook and psychology of many Northwesterners.
I present a portfolio of old and new images of this volcano which I have photographed nearly every year since the eruption. In doing so I honor the three photographers who died at work in the eruption or aftermath, and the other 54 who perished. I also remember and thank those pilots, geologists, writers, editors, fellow photographers and friends who have helped me document the eruption and remarkable re-growth around Mt St Helens. More »