Dave Showalter is based in Colorado and focuses primarily on landscapes and wildlife of the American West. Dave spent four years working on 'Prairie Thunder - The Nature of Colorado's Great Plains', a conservation photo book covering Colorado’s shortgrass prairie. The book won the pictorial category at the 2008 Colorado Book Awards and marked a turning point in his photo career.
Dave is the 'volunteer' photographer for Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, once a Superfund cleanup site turned urban refuge. He teaches a summer 'Cameras in Action' photo workshop at the refuge for city high school students. Dave’s work has been published in Outside, Outdoor Photographer, Defenders, Backpacker and other publications.
Dave is currently working on a new book project that covers the threatened sagebrush lands of the intermountain west.
Dave lives in Arvada, Colorado with his wife, Marla and their adopted yellow lab, Abby.
Sage Spirit Conservation Project