Ryan Photographic - Nature Images from Around the World

Photo library

This area will always be under construction as I add images to both my database and this website. It will follow biological nomenclature where it makes sense to do so. I have thousands of photos that are not yet digitized so please contact me for any difficult to get or obscure shots. I have a large collection of photos from the Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand.  All fees are by negotiation but reflect competitive, current market rates. Educators and students may use the low res shots on site free of charge as long as the photo is credited. Links would be wonderful.

Next year's dive trip is to Paradise Taveuni, Fiji. Come join me!

My latest book: Wanderings in Central America: Crocs, Pyramids and Super Glue

Only $4.99 on Amazon - support a struggling artist!

Check out this incredibly useful site - biologydictionary.net


Chordates Coral Reefs
Crypsis (Camouflage) Cyanobacteria Fungi Industry and Agriculture
Invertebrates Plants Protista Textures and patterns
Tuatara Paddy's latest book Paddy's Dive Trips Sea of Cortez Photos
Kakapo Gulf of Mexico Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Fort Worth Zoo Paddy's National Geographic Explorer cover

ARKive www.arkive.org the definitive collection of films and photographs of endangered species from around the globe.

Living Seas - an eco-blog.


Check out Paddy's book Kri Eco -Raja Ampat

The reefs around the Raja Ampat Islands are one of the glories of the planet. Already affected by uncontrolled shark fishing and way too much surface trash, they nevertheless contain the greatest biodiversity on the planet.

This book, based on three weeks and 43 dives at the Kri Eco Resort, is my tribute to this extraordinary dive destination.



The 2009 trip. Complete with review.

A few photos from the Democratic National Convention final night
Gallery of Paddy's Photos Freelance Activities Ryan Environmental Reports

More of Paddy's Photos

Publications Other Reports

Paddy's essay of the "week"

Selected Abstracts Contact Paddy
Useful links Archived Essays Biographic information




Paddy at Caves Branch, Belize, Central America

Paddy in Belize, 2011. Photo by Dave Herrick.

“We sat on a crate of oranges and thought what good men most biologists are, the tenors of the scientific world—temperamental, moody, lecherous, loud-laughing, and healthy. Once in a while one comes on the other kind—what used in the university to be called a “dry-ball”—but such men are not really biologists. They are the embalmers of the field, the picklers who see only the preserved form of life without any of its principle. Out of their own crusted minds they create a world wrinkled with formaldehyde. The true biologist deals with life, with teeming boisterous life, and learns something from it, learns that the first rule of life is living. The dry-balls cannot possibly learn a thing every starfish knows in the core of his soul and in the vesicles between his rays. He must, so know the starfish and the student biologist who sits at the feet of living things, proliferate in all directions. Having certain tendencies, he must move along their lines to the limit of their potentialities. And we have known biologists who did proliferate in all directions: one or two have had a little trouble about it. Your true biologist will sing you a song as loud and off-key as will a blacksmith, for he knows that morals are too often diagnostic of prostatitis and stomach ulcers. Sometimes he may proliferate a little too much in all directions, but he is as easy to kill as any other organism, and meanwhile he is very good company, and at least he does not confuse a low hormone productivity with moral ethics.” John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez

Link to my recent article in FijiTime - the Fiji Airways inflight magazine

Here are the first 60 pages of Paradise in Fiji - my latest book

Proposed new layout for the third edition of Fiji's Natural Heritage is here.


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