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My journey

Spending time in nature brings the world into focus. It is my goal to share that sharpened perspective. My name is Dene Miles—I’m a nature photographer who uses my camera to foster connections between people and natural places, through partnerships with tourism and conservation organizations.

From an early age, I found both peace and thrill in the great outdoors. I grew up in Washington state, spending weekends at my grandparents cabin in the Cascade mountains and summers on the beaches of Vashon Island, just outside of Seattle. Proximity to wildlife—from bald eagles to black bears, sandy beaches to clear-blue glaciers—taught me to love and respect nature in all of its variety and grandeur.

I first discovered a passion for photography on a trip to South America in 2009, when I bought my first digital camera. I haven’t stopped snapping since. Over the years, I’ve photographed weddings, small events, and cityscapes, but my passion for travel and the great outdoors keeps calling me back to focus on nature photography. I want to inspire people to be more curious about the world, to encourage the care and conservation of these beautiful places, plants, and animals.

Anyone can take a pretty picture these days. As a professional photographer, it is my job to do more—to tell a story that transports that viewer to that moment, standing above a raging river in Alaska, watching a grizzly gorge itself on salmon. I love to play with color and light to create images that are not just a reflection of a scene but the feeling of a moment.

I am always excited to partner with organizations who share my enthusiasm for ethical, responsible travel and exploration. If you are interested in working together, let’s chat! I can be reached at dene_miles@hotmail.com.