Doug Steakley is a widely recognized photographer from Carmel Valley, California. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University and his interest in adventure travel led him to pursue photography full time. His distinct images range from the Monterey Peninsula in California where he lives, to many international destinations where he enjoys traveling.
Five books of his photography have been published: Pacific Light, Images of The Monterey Peninsula, in 2000, and Big Sur and Beyond, The Legacy of The Big Sur Land Trust, in 2001. Two later books were published by Countryman Press: A Photographer’s Guide To The California Coast, in 2005, and Photographing Big Sur in 2011. A new large format book, Big Sur Revealed, was published in 2017.
Doug supports and works closely with several land preservation groups and a variety of his images have been published in annual reports and in many other related publications. In 2003, he received the Ansel Adams Award from The Sierra Club for his conservation photography.
Doug is a past member of the Board of Trustees for The Center For Photographic Art in Carmel, California. He also leads a wide variety of workshops, both in the United States and abroad, including expeditions to Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Burma, Cuba, Iceland and Nepal.
His images have been widely published in many local, national and international magazines including National Geographic, Architectural Digest, Backpacker, Outside, Better Homes and Gardens, Art and Antiques, Private Pilot, Luxury Living, The Robb Report, and Town and Country among others.
Photographs by Doug Steakley have received awards in many photography competitions, including those sponsored by National Geographic, Nature’s Best, North America Nature Photography Association, (NANPA) and National Geographic Traveler magazine.
Stock photography by Doug Steakley is represented world-wide by Getty Images and Interfoto.