My name is Steve Creek, and I am an Arkansas-based Nature and Wildlife Photographer. My specialty and passion for my photography is for the wildlife found throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma. I spend many hours each week in the outdoors and travel to many areas throughout these two states.
I enjoy the different National Wildlife Refugees and spend a lot of my time at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This refuge is close to where I live and an easy drive. I have spent 20 years experiencing and enjoying this refuge and I know it well.
I bought a cabin next to the Ouachita National Forest a few years ago here in Arkansas. I spend lots of time hiking and exploring this National Forest with my camera. Although I do travel some to other states, most of my photos are taken at these two locations.
I hope that you find my work artistically inspiring; and through my photos, it is my hope that you find the same passion and admiration for the wild as I enjoy each day throughout my nature walks. There truly are not enough hours in the day to capture all the beauty that nature and wildlife has to offer.
My first photo I had published was back in 2008 by the Smithsonian Channel. My photo of an Opossum was used in Episode 3: “Nature’s Vault” – The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama tracks sloths. Then search the Panama Canal for clues to the creation of the Panamanian Isthmus, and rise sixteen stories atop the rainforest in a construction crane to do bug research.
I have a photo of a female Red-winged Blackbird feeding her young published each year in the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America.
My photo of a Swamp Rabbit was published by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
I was interviewed by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette in reference to Spittlebugs. Bubble, bubble: Toll, but no real trouble
I had a photo of my brother and his dog published by Arkansas Living Magazine: Can pets make you healthier? Health professionals and pet lovers discuss the benefits of a life with our animal friends.
I have a Bluebird photo being used on an interpretive sign at Mine Kill State Park (New York State) for the Bluebird Trail.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology used my photo of a Great Blue Heron in the Backyard Birds and Blossoms coloring book.
Interview – Radio Station – KXMX (Oklahoma) – Wildlife Photographer Finds Treasure at Wildlife Refuge.
National Wildlife Federation – Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: BLUE