Lee Kline at work in his outdoor office.

The Photographer

Lee Kline's love of nature and wildlife is clearly epitomized in his award-winning photography. His work is recognized internationally for its excellence in capturing the most intimate moments of wildlife in their natural habitat.

A native Coloradoan, avid outdoorsman, and amateur naturalist, Lee has spent his entire life at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. With encouragement and support from his parents, his childhood was spent exploring the creek bottoms and foothills near his home. As he grew older, his range of adventures expanded into the Rockies and onto the plains, to other states and provinces, and on to Africa. His desire for knowledge, his patience, and his total respect for the wild world around him have provided Lee the motivation to become an expert student in Mother Nature's classroom (something he wasn't noted for in more formal settings).

For more than 25 years, images and articles with his byline have regularly appeared in scores of magazines, books, calendars, natural history interpretive displays, advertising, and other media. His images have been featured in such magazines as Bugle, Colorado Outdoors, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, National Parks, National Wildlife, Ranger Rick, and Wyoming Wildlife; in calendars and books from Cabela's, Creative Publishing international, Falcon Press, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, Northland Press, North American Outdoor Group, and Stackpole Publishing; and in ad media for numerous small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, including Anheuser-Busch, Burris Co., Easton, Inc., and Hewlett-Packard, to name a few. The permanent large-mammal exhibit in Boettcher Hall at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science also includes a number of his images.

Lee is a long-time supporter of numerous conservation and professional organizations, a few of which are the CSU Rocky Mountain Raptor Rehab Center, Friends of the Kalahari, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, and National Wildlife Federation. He is also a charter member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA).

Kline has edited three books, and his photography has earned several prestigious commendations, including multiple Nikon Sports Optics/Outdoor Writers Association of America awards for excellence. He currently operates his business, Lee Kline Photographics (www.leekline.com), from his home in Loveland, Colorado. That is, when he is not traveling in search of new, exciting images and more lessons from Mother Nature.