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Fine Images of North American Birds, Beasts, Bugs, Plants & Places

I specialize in photographing wild birds, beasts and bugs in their native habitats and in natural light. And while I’m at it, I also create beautiful “sweet light” images of those habitats and the plants that share them.

My images have been published in National Geographic’s Birds of North America, Encyclopedia Britannica Online, Birder’s World, Chicago Wilderness, and dozens of other magazines, books and websites.


These commercial stock photo sites offer my best images for your own creative projects:

  • Shutterstock — It’s easy to search within my portfolio.
  • Adobe Stock — Quickly license and import my images through Dreamweaver and InDesign.


Click here for my best selection of fine-art prints and note cards.


Contact me directly if you’d like a custom-size, custom-quality print from any of my images. If you have a specific subject in mind, I’ll gladly show you what I have available.

About Martha Marks

I’m a retired college professor with a two-sided creative life.

Bernie and Martha Marks on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Pronghorn in Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona

On this side…

I absolutely love photographing wild creatures and wild places. For thirty years, this has been my main avocation. Over the decades, I’ve made thousands of images, sold many hundreds, published dozens, and printed and framed forty or fifty. I switched from film to digital in 2004 and never looked back.

I travel a lot with my husband, fine-art painter Bernard Marks, getting up-close-and-personal with the great American West. We live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, so we’re surrounded by beautiful, close-to-home natural areas. But we’re also within a few hours of some of North America’s most amazing places… Colorado, Arizona, and Utah. When we travel, he paints and I “shoot.”

This site gives me a way to share a few of my images and links to commercial stock photography sites where many more can be seen and licensed for your own uses. I hope you’ll enjoy them!

On the other side…

I’m also the author of Rubies of the Viper, a romantic-suspense novel set in first-century Rome and Syria.

With over 170 reader reviews on Amazon, it maintains a rating of 4 stars out of 5. On Goodreads, with over 250 reader reviews, it’s 3.5 stars out of 5.

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