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About the Photographer

Years ago I got a chance opportunity to safari in Africa. As a pragmatic, logical person, it never occurred to me to dream of such adventure. But I knew it was a once in a lifetime opportunity, so I went.

I’m still a pragmatic, logical person. But ever since then, I keep finding myself drawn to far off places. And to things that stir my thoughts to those places. So now, as often as possible, I find myself framing memories of remote places and their wild creatures through the lens of a camera.

For sure, an unexpected twist to my pragmatic and logical journey.
And one that is completely… Owed to Nature.

- Sylvia J. Zarco


My Work

 World Wildlife Fund chose Twin gazes as a finalist in their July 2011 Life Grows On Photography competition. From nearly 10,000 photographs, judges chose 50 finalists in each category of Wildlife, Places and People connecting with Nature.

On RedBubble

You can look through work in a couple different ways.
Select the link for Portfolio directly above to see thumbnails of all my work. Or to view work by genre or type of products, select from these Collections:

  • Botswana Africa – Amazing wildlife and wilderness of The Kalahari, Okavango, Linyanti and Selinda areas of Botswana in Southern Africa
  • Yellowstone Country – Wild land and wildlife of Montana and Wyoming come together like no where else on Earth to create the remarkable and unique the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • US Desert West – Adventures through the Deserts and Canyons of the Navajo Nation, Nevada, California, Utah and Arizona
  • Namibia Africa – Wild creatures and remote vistas from Namibia in south western Africa
  • Tanzania Africa – Wild faces and wild places from Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara in Tanzania, East Africa
  • The Arctic – images from the frozen tundra of Cape Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The town of Churchill is known as the polar bear capital of the world. 30 frozen and deserted miles east lies Cape Churchill, what I know as the polar bears’ playground…
  • Great Bear Rainforest – Nestled along secluded inlets of western British Columbia, Canada lies the remote wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforst, one of the largest stands of unspoiled temperate rainforest left on earth and home to the mythical Spirit Bear
  • Boston – a modern US city rich with history, gracefully framed by the change of seasons and irrepressible touches of Nature mixed with urban life
  • Concord – a classically New England and historic town about 20 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts
  • New England – wanderings through the northeastern corner of the United States
  • US East Coast – Sunscapes, seascapes, Wild Horses and more… from Florida in the south thru barrier islands off the mid-Atlantic harbor
  • Detours & other adventures – Whether venturing by miles or beyond the edges of a camera lens, various images taken throughout the US
  • Card Designs – Though all artwork can be purchased as greeting cards and postcards, this collection brings together artwork designed specifically as cards
  • iPad and iPod/iPhone Cases – Designs specifically crafted for your favorite iDevice
  • Calendars – Just as the name implies, images collected into calendars. If interested in creating a custom calendar from your own selection of my images, just BubbleMail Sylvia.


RedBubble Artist honors

June 2014
Featured Member in the group Local Critters

January 2014
Featured Member in the group Featured For A Challenge

November 2013
Featured Member in the group A Wilderness Somewhere

October 2013
Featured Member in the group Mudflats, Mangroves or Marshes… And Swamps

August 2013
Featured Member in the group The World As We See It, Or as we missed it.

March 2013
Featured Member in the group The Power of Photography

October & August 2012
Featured Member in the group Amazing Challenge Entertainment

September 2012
Featured Member in the group Caption Fun

June 2012
Featured Member in the group Afrikaans

February 2012
Featured Member in the groups:
Bears of the world
A Meaningful Moment
A world of EOS
Mozambique & All African Countries
Make an Impression

January 2012
Featured Member in the group Nature Photography Challenge

August 2011
A Star Tribute in the group Amazing Wildlife Mammals

July 2011
Featured Member in the group Beautiful BC

June 2011
Special Mystery Artist for the Group Afrikaans

April 2011
Featured Member in the Group African Art & Photography

February 2011
1st Featured Member in the Group Baby Wildlife of the World

December 2010
Featured Member in the Groups:
Top Shelf Wildlife
Animals of Africa

The Fine Print…

These images are NOT public domain.
All work in this portfolio is copyright © 2011 Sylvia J. Zarco / Owed to Nature, all rights reserved.
These images may NOT be edited, copied, reproduced, printed, distributed, displayed, or used in any way, in whole or in part, without my permission. Please respect copyright. Downloading or modifying images is not permitted, and will be considered a breach of copyright. These images are protected under all international copyright laws across all media spectrums and platforms.

  • Joined: March 2010


Thank you for recent purchases!

Huge Thanks to the anonymous buyers who recently purchased greeting cards and T-Shirt of The Queen of Beasts, Mount Marmot and Beauty in an alien world… Rattlesnake Canyon. / I hope you are enjoying your purchases as much as I appreciate and value your supporting my work! / Sylvia
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Celebrate eBook!

Thank you (again) Dewitt Jones for inducting me into “The Celebrate Facebook Tribe” by publishing my image New Beginnings and Venus Smiles in your latest eBook… / “Twenty years a photographer for the National Geographic, it was Dewitt’s job to find the best in every person and situation and bring it to light in his images. That vision not only became the way he would shoo…
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Celebrate What's Right with the World

What a thrill to find that photographer Dewitt Jones selected my image Fall filtered reflections as a Daily Celebration on his website Celebrate What’s Right with the World. / Dewitt is an accomplished photographer and regular contributor to my favorite magazine, Outdoor Photographer. If you don’t know his website, do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s not just about photog…
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Belated Thanks for your purchase

What a wonderful homecoming to find unknown buyers enjoyed my images Pick me! Pick me!, Melt away the gray and Fifth leg (Someone has a uniquely adult and candid sense of adventure… ;-) so much they showed their appreciation with purchases of these works while I was away this past month. /   /   / Belated Thanks and Heartfelt Appreciation for your support! / Sylvia
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