Welcome to the Darby Hayes Photography website.

 Darby Hayes is a Nationally recognized Photographic Artist who specializes in fine art landscape and wildlife prints capturing images of Northern California and the Western United States. His nature photographs feature wildlife found in the Western United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, and are composed to bring the viewer into a close-up, personal relationship with the wildlife subject. All wildlife images were taken in natural settings: National Parks; National Forests; BLM lands; National and state wildlife refuges/areas; farms and ranches - he does not take pictures in zoos, wildlife parks, etc. His landscape photographs feature dramatic lighting, color and artistic composition and include Northern California landscapes, as well as iconic images of well-known western venues and National Parks. 

Darby’s pictures have been well received critically and have been added to the collections of 27 National Parks, Monuments & Forests and six museums.  In 2014, eight of his images were displayed in a single artist exhibit in the Secretary of the Interior offices in Washington DC. This was repeated in 2017/18 with an additional 12 images on display in a single artist exhibit. In addition, three Regional Offices of the National Park Service located in the Western US have Mr. Hayes’s images in their collections and on display.   In 2016, Pt. Reyes National Seashore invited Mr. Hayes to exhibit a selection of his National Park images in a Summer-long single artist exhibit to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park service.  The Wyoming State Museum is using three of Darby Hayes’s images in wall-size murals as backdrops for “For the Benefit of the People: the National Park Service in Wyoming” exhibit in the permanent collection section of the Museum.

Hopefully you will enjoy browsing through this website and seeing the landscapes and animals of the Western United States.  While the website contains many of Darby's favorite images, he has has captured thousands more images during his professional career.  If you have a particular interest in finding a photograph of a subject (ie: wolves, buffalo, etc.) please contact Mr. Hayes and he will try to accomodate your request.

Enjoy your trip through Darby Hayes's West!

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