Dawn Wilson | First Runner-Up, Scapes

2020 Showcase Top 24 Winner

About Dawn

I am a full-time professional nature photographer specializing in the wildlife of high latitudes and high altitudes of the Rocky Mountains and Alaska. I live in Estes Park, Colorado, just minutes outside of Rocky Mountain National Park where I spend an abundant amount of time photographing the wildlife, such as elk, moose, pika and bighorn sheep.

I have been taking pictures ever since I was a child, but I took a serious turn in 2007 and then went pro in 2010, growing my business on a part-time basis for a few years before going full time in 2013.

My interest in nature photography really bloomed after moving to Colorado from New Jersey in 2002. I knew I always enjoyed the outdoors, but the lifestyle is very different in New Jersey than Colorado.

I wanted to be a veterinarian growing up; it was the reason I wound up living in Colorado. But once I was there, living in a place where I could immerse myself in the outdoors, I found my interests in animals really grew.

Explore more of Dawn’s work at www.DawnWilsonPhotography.com. Follow her on a wide range of social media: Facebook @DawnWilsonPhotography, Instagram @DawnWilsonPhoto, Twitter at DawnWilsonPhoto, Flickr @DawnWilsonPhotography and YouTube @DawnWilson.


As a NANPA Member

I joined NANPA in 2014 shortly after going pro, as a way to connect to others in the field of nature photography. I have served on the marketing committee for several years, oversee the NANPA Twitter page, and currently serve on the Board of Directors.

I had one image previously included in the top 250 images for Showcase. This is my first featured award.