Fine Art and Nature Photography

About Dave

I am an award-winning artist focusing on fine-art nature photography. My artwork is in major museums such as the Smithsonian, private collections around the world, and in national parks and other public venues.

I have been the Artist in Residence at Glacier Bay National Park, received a Windland Smith Rice International Photography Award, been the Boulder County Open Space Artist in Residence at Caribou Ranch, and more. My art has been highlighted by Nature’s Best Photography, the National Wildlife Federation, and Defenders of Wildlife.

Following degrees from Harvard and the University of Colorado, I moved to the mountains west of Boulder where I happily photograph when not making extended and frequent stays in Alaska and other wilderness havens.

Some Awards, Etc.
2019-2021 Artwork on display in High Desert Museum
2014-2016 Artwork on display in Smithsonian
2014-2015 Artwork in Anchorage Museum, AK
2015 Defenders of Wildlife, honorable mention
2014 Defenders of Wildlife, honorable mention
2013 Artist in Residence, Glacier Bay National Park
2013-2014 Artist with Voices of the Wilderness
2013-2014 Artist in Res., Boulder County Open Space
2012 Artwork on display in Smithsonian, Wash. DC.
2011 Windland Smith Rice Int'l Photography Award
2011 Apogee Award
2011-2017 and 2020 Juried into Boulder Open Studios
2010 Defenders of Wildlife Photo Contest Winner
2010-2021 Solo and group exhibitions in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, High Desert Museum, Anchorage Museum, Tongass Historical Museum, Museum of Boulder, Glacier Bay National Park, Sitka National Historical Park, The Dairy Center, Rembrandt Yard, Hartman Gallery, The Canvas Gallery, The Gallery at the Bus Stop, Morris Thompson Cultural Center, and many additional venues.
Dave at work

Dave. (Photo credit: Michelle Miller)

Eagle in the Smithsonian

Eagle by David Bahr in the Smithsonian Museum, DC. (Photo credit: Charles Bahr, 2015)

Example in Rembrandt Gallery.

Tequila Sunrise, 40 by 60 inches, at the Rembrandt Gallery, Boulder.