About JHillmer

John Hillmer, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK

I enjoy taking family and event shots, but for me, nothing comes close to being out in nature with a camera -- with nature, wildlife and landscapes as my favorite subjects. I've enjoyed shooting locally, around the country, and in many National Parks and Wildlife Refuges and at National Monuments, including:

  • Arches National Park, Utah
  • Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada
  • Biscayne National Park, Florida
  • Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
  • Canaveral National Seashore, Florida
  • Canyonlands National Park, Utah
  • Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona
  • Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
  • Death Valley National Park, California
  • Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
  • Everglades National Park, Florida
  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
  • Great Basin National Park, Nevada
  • Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, Waupun, Wisconsin
  • J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California
  • Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona
  • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
  • Mojave National Preserve, California
  • Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
  • Mount St. Helens National Monument, Washington
  • Muir Woods National Monument, California
  • National Elk Refuge, Jackson, Wyoming
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington DC
  • Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Necedah, Wisconsin
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  • Saguaro National Park, Arizona
  • Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York
  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Arizona
  • Wupatki National Monument, Arizona
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Yosemite National Park, California
  • Zion National Park, Utah

Other major notable, National, World Wildlife, and Nature locations where I have shot, include:

  • Alaska Railroad (full length, from Seward to Fairbanks)
  • Flying Eagle Preserve, Florida
  • Half Moon Wildlife Management Area, Florida
  • Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area, Horicon, Wisconsin
  • Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Wisconsin
  • Newport State Park, Wisconsin's only wilderness-designated state park, named by the International Dark-Sky Association as a Dark-sky preserve
  • Orlando Wetlands Park, Christmas, Florida
  • World Heritage Rainforest, Kuranda, Australia
  • Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia

And, other world locations have included: Australia (Sydney), Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand's North Island, and Switzerland.

The purpose of this website is to provide awe and wonder and inspiration to everyone who visits. I believe in creation, the literal interpretation of Genesis (as well as the rest of the Bible) and as I shoot these various subjects, my beliefs are all the more confirmed that all of this just didn't happen coincidentally or randomly.

Unless specifically documented to the contrary, none of the wildlife photographed and displayed here were filmed in captivity. No wildlife subjects were harmed or restrained in any way to obtain any of these photographs.  All of the wildlife, animals, insects, were fully alive, and unrestrained as I photographed them.

All photographs on this web site are copyrighted property of John D. Hillmer with all rights reserved.