I created this site to showcase a small collection of my images. As will become obvious, I have nothing against crawling around, getting wet or dirty, and exploring new areas to photograph fascinating things, thus the name. This site is for all those who enjoy doing the same, and also for those that wish they could.

And yes, I teach photography as well, if you're close enough to where I am, anyway (or don't mind paying a hefty surcharge for travel.) See here for details.

     New stuff!

  • November 2018: I presently have an exhibition of my photos (well, some of them) up at the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau, 501 West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, through December at least. They can be seen during any open hours, which are Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. But there will also be an Open House event on Tuesday, December 11th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, for which I will be present to sign copies of my book (okay, I haven't written one, but I'll sign any book that you bring,) answer questions, receive criticism, or otherwise regale you with tales of intrepid arthropod photography. Everyone is welcome, except, well, you know who you are...
  • January 2018: After far too long without major updates, the photo galleries have received a gout of new images, so check them out!

     Nearly all photos on this site are available for purchase individually, and I've included a section of matched sets with themes. If you don't see what you like here, contact me, since there are plenty more images in my files.

     I maintain a continually-expanding stock collection of professional quality transparencies and digital files, and can provide image lists including all species, promo dupes, or gallery CD-ROMs upon request. More information can be found on my Commercial page.

     To all, thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy the images (and attendant verbosity!)


     All images on this site are original creations by Al Denelsbeck, and are protected by the copyright laws of the United States. Any reproduction, in whole or in part, without express written permission, is unlawful and subject to prosecution. This includes corporate or private web usage, 'right-clicking', screen captures, and so forth.

     Please bear in mind that any creation or art form costs the creator in terms of materials, time, effort, and other expenses. It's important to respect their rights on any site, or in any medium. Being "freely available" on the web does not mean they are free to use as you wish, any more than books being "freely available" at the library means that they're yours.

     If you're interested in any image on this site, contact me with your intended usage, and include size and URL if applicable. It's likely I won't mind at all, and can possibly provide an image appropriate to your display, such as desktops or screensavers.

Site design and all images Copyright © 2009 - 2018 Al Denelsbeck