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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. 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.

My portfolio on Adobe Stock now includes my brand-new video collection. There are 20 up now, with many more to come. Hover your cursor over each video to see it come to life.


Click here for a 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.


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

  • Adobe Stock — My best collection of still images & videos.
  • Shutterstock — It’s easy to search within my portfolio.

Below is a small sample of my still images. Place your cursor over each image below to see its description.

About Martha Marks

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

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 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.

My second novel, The Viper Amulet, is the sequel to Rubies of the Viper.

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