Justin Black [JustinBlack]

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Justin Black b. 1973 is a photographer, writer, and explorer from Washington, DC. A leader in his field, his photographs of the world’s high and wild places have been published widely and featured in numerous exhibitions around the U.S. and abroad, from the UK and Germany to Los Angeles and the United States Capitol. Several exhibitions of his work have been hosted at Mountain Light Gallery in California, founded by world-renowned adventure photographer Galen Rowell. A Fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers ILCW, and formerly executive director of the International League of Conservation Photographers ILCP, Black has contributed photography and writing in support of conservation campaigns to protect threatened landscapes and ecosystems from British Columbia to Brazil, and from California’s Sierra Nevada to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, in collaboration with conservation organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Panthera, the Sierra Club, Conservation International, National Parks Conservation Association, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the Wild Foundation. His images are featured prominently in books supporting conservation initiatives, such as Freshwater: the essence of life iLCP, and Our National Parks: America’s Natural Heritage Earth in Focus Editions. Among his editorial clients are the National Geographic Society, Sierra, Sunset, American Photo, Rock Ice, Nature Conservancy, Huffington Post, and major newspapers in the USA and Europe. He is a regular contributor of feature articles to Outdoor Photographer magazine, whose editors have referred to him as a “photo safari expert.” On behalf of Christie’s auction house, Conservation International, and ILCP, he curated selection of the Top 40 Nature Photographs of all time in 2010. He is also an IAATO-certified Antarctica guide. Black’s limited-edition prints are available directly from the artist. His company, Visionary Wild, has achieved a superlative reputation for delivering world-class photography travel and education experiences for passionate photographers, led by Justin and leading professional peers.

Country: US


Single Photos

Black and White prints - work in progress

Nikon D3 images

Visionary Wild – Namibia and Botswana 2013


Among Aspens in Bishop Canyon, Eastern Sierra, California

Aspendell Dawn, Eastern Sierra, California

Pot Holes Eroded in Ancient Buttermilk Granite, Eastern Sierra, California

Stormy Evening at South Tufa, Mono Lake, California

Afterglow at Laguna Point, Mendocino Coast, California

Twilight Tide, Mendocino Coast, California

Dawn light on Eagle Falls overlooking Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, California

Lone Jeffrey pine over a rocky cove, Lake Tahoe

Last light on the East Shore, near Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Pines, Thunderhead, and God-beams over Lake Tahoe

"Clustered Aspens"

"Bristlecone Sculpture Beneath a Clearing Storm"

Autumn afternoon in the June Lake Loop, Eastern Sierra, California

Sunset through a veil of rain, White Mountains, California

Water sculpture in granite, Lake Tahoe East Shore, Nevada

Morning dew on corn lilies and pine forest larkspur, Lake Tahoe North Shore, California

Detail #1, Schulman Grove bristlecone pine, White Mountains, California

Saltpan #2, Death Valley

Dunes at Mesquite Flat #2

Ice Sculpture #1

Salt crystals forming on Devil's Hole, Death Valley N.P., California, 2006

After a storm in Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park, Utah

Summer's end in the Eastern Sierra, near Bishop, California

Sunflowers beneath an Eastern Sierra sunset, near Bishop, California

Peak fall color in a Zion canyon

Autumn in Emerald Pools amphitheater, Zion National Park

Cherry Blossoms on a Pasture Fenceline

Café Rouge

Seven Minutes at Twilight, Mono Lake, California

The Body, study #1


Four Windows

Morning Light over Black Point

Virgin River in Autumn

Pier and Forest Fire

Blue flag iris detail

Willow and Monolith, Merced River

Blue Flag #2




Hampstead Heath

40-meter telescope

Rhododendrons and redwoods in Northern California

Rhododendron growing from a redwood snag in northern California

River-Sculpted Tapeats #1, Grand Canyon

River-Sculpted Tapeats #3, Grand Canyon

River-Sculpted Tapeats #2, Grand Canyon

Ficus root ladder at cenote near Telchaquillo, Yucatán, México

Minus tide at Bandon Beach, Oregon

Morning light over Little Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona

Impala herd taking their morning drink, Etosha, Namibia

Zebras fighting, Etosha, Namibia

Jackal chasing off a lappet-faced vulture from a kill, Etosha, Namibia

Giraffe at sunset, Etosha, Namibia

African spoonbills vying for roosting space, Chobe River, Botswana

Little bee-eaters, Chobe River, Botswana

Malachite kingfisher, Chobe River, Botswana











Justin Black portrait