Joined April 2009

I started out as an artist, became a pilot, and ended up where I am now: nature photographer and educator. Being a pilot allowed me to...

Welcome…I started out as an artist at a very young age, became a pilot, and ended up where I am now: nature photographer and educator. Being a pilot allowed me to observe the Earth and humanity’s impact on it from 30,000 feet for many years. It allowed me to experience different cultures and to see the world through many lenses. From as far back as I can remember, I’ve always enjoyed and valued the arts. I’ve worked pencil, ink, pastel, paint, clay, and wood. However, for well over two decades now, I’ve devoted myself to the art of nature photography in an effort to inspire my fellow citizens (from around the world) to think, protect, and enhance biodiversity (our life-support system), and in-turn humanity’s long-term health. This website and the income it generates is an extension of that work…I hope you enjoy the images. Thank you for your time :-)

Copyright Notice: Images Copyright © by William C. Gladish, All Rights Reserved. Any copying, down loading, reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any kind, in whole or in part, without written permission is strictly prohibited.

Personal Interests: Learning and appreciating the complex world around me and interacting with fellow citizens from around the world.

Artistic Interests: Nature Photography…Bill’s images have won numerous awards and have been published by many organizations.

Camera Equipment: I’ve been getting numerous questions concerning my equipment/technique. So here’s the main elements: I use Canon DSLR cameras and a number of Canon lenses (the 500mm and 300mm mostly), tripod whenever possible, and sometimes a blind. All camera buttons and focusing are programmed and set for action with the available light from the start. However, I’m constantly switching buttons on my camera (based on the changing light) to optimize the depth-of-field and still obtain a sharp image with the shutter speed. As a pilot, I’m accustomed to flipping switches and sometime very fast. As for the shutter speed, f-stop, and lens for each image, sorry, I don’t keep track of that information for display to the public. I’m of the opinion that such data, without other details, for example, the distance the subject was from the lens, degree of subject movement, stability equipment used, etc., can cause frustration for inexperienced photographers.

I’ve studied and enjoyed the natural world since I was a child, which allows me to find and predict animal behavior well and the 500mm lens and 1.6 magnification of my camera keeps me far enough away so as not to disturb the subject. Then there’s the joy of relaxing and waiting for all the elements to come together at the same moment in space and time: photographer, camera, light, background, wildlife, and undisturbed behavior :-)

  • Joined: April 2009


The Photographer

Bill’s Air Force Retirement Portrait / Taking a break near a small stream in Alaska. / Wide open spaces in Yellowstone National Park / Enjoying the beauty of a glacier in Alaska. / Studying petrified trees in Yellowstone National Park.
Posted 11 months – Leave a comment

Pursuit of Happiness: A Survival Guide for Young Adults

Hello. Before I depart the human family, I want to share some of my thoughts with the world…especially with young adults who are not as set in their ways as older generations. / First, a little background. As a child, I loved watching science and nature documentaries on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). After high school, I was awarded an Air Force scholarship and completed a Bachel…
Posted over 1 year – 10 comments

Dealing with Cancer: One Day at a Time

In the spring of 2014, I was diagnosed with cancer and given two or three years to live and that’s with chemotherapy every two weeks. As I approach my first year dealing with cancer, I thought I would share my experiences here on RedBubble (in the hope it might help others). Cancer is such a difficult outcome to accept…especially if one put effort into living a healthy lifestyle. Of course, th…
Posted over 2 years – 10 comments

Beautiful Song

OK, Yogi and I have been dancing, the best we can, to this beautiful song…we hope you like it too :-) / Trip the Light
Posted almost 5 years – Leave a comment
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait