Artist Info

Karen Lindquist studied both photography and zoology while attending Southern Illinois University. Her passion for taking pictures started long before that when she bought her own 110 film camera with points earned from selling greeting cards as a child. After it was lost somewhere in the Grand Tetons it was replaced with a 35mm film point-and-shoot camera which left her wanting better quality and more control so that her pictures would turn out more like the National Geographic World wildlife posters that hung on her bedroom walls. Luckily, her mother let her borrow the Mamiya SLR until she could purchase her own SLR camera and has progressed to the Canon Digital SLRs she uses today.

Karen is always seeking to improve her images to better share the wildlife and landscapes she finds. She has worked as a naturalist since 1999, first in Florida and now across the United States, and enjoys educating others about the environment. She sees her photographs as a means of education, introducing others to the wonders of God's creation.


Karen pictured with one
of the owls she worked with
at Okeeheelee Nature Center.