About Chris Marler
My name is Chris Marler and I want to thank you for your interest in my work. I am a fine art landscape and wildlife photographer who aspires to capture the beauty of our natural world and share those images as museum quality photographic prints for your home. I specialize in seeking out timeless images of light, texture, and drama in nature that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
I grew up in Boise, Idaho; fortunate enough to live in an area where outdoor recreation and activities were a way of life. During those early years, I gained a deep appreciation for nature and the beauty each season had to offer. I took up nature photography as a teenager, and that hobby turned into a lifelong passion. I love travelling across this great country to experience and photograph our natural world.
After graduating from the University of Idaho (Go Vandals) with a Computer Science degree in 1986, I landed a job in Seattle as a software engineer for the Boeing Company. I continued to enhance my photography skills during the “working” years by experimenting with all kinds of equipment, trying new techniques, developing my artistic vision, and learning which images worked and which ones didn't.
In 2019 I decided to retire and chase my dream to pursue nature photography full time. I haven't looked back. After nearly 35 years in the Seattle area, I made the move to return to southern Idaho where I am proud to call home again.
Exceptional fine art nature photography prints require wonderful light and subjects full of intrigue and inspiration. I seek out dramatic landscapes during periods of soft beautiful light, pay close attention to detail, and look for unique perspectives that others may not visualize. All this hard work shows up in the final product, and I'm proud to offer the highest quality acrylic and metal prints for your home or office. I hope you enjoy this website, and please drop me a line if you have any comments or questions. I would love to hear from you!
On a final note, one of my goals is to visit and photograph every National Park in the United States. I still have a long way to go (30 to be exact). However I'm confident I will achieve this goal in due time.
I have frequented Mt. Rainier National Park more than any other, with well over 100 trips under my belt. This photo was taken on a hiking trip on the Spray Park Trail, one of many scenic locations at this national treasure. I love the great outdoors and I hope that enthusiasm shows in my photography.
If you wish to follow my journey as I visit and photograph all the National Parks, check back periodically on the link below for updates.