Michael McAuliffe Photography
I’m a wildlife, landscape and seascape photographer based in Edmonds, Washington, near Seattle. I grew up in the area and can’t imagine living anywhere other than this region of amazing mountains, ocean and animals that provides endless photography opportunities. I first became interested in photography in high school, back in the distant days of film, when my grandfather gave me my first camera. After a break from photography during a career in technology, I’m now back to photography full-time.
My focus is the amazing animals and scenery of the Pacific Northwest, with a special passion for photographing birds. I also love airplanes, having worked for Boeing as an engineer after college, and photograph vintage aircraft.
My photographs have appeared in local and national publications that include The Seattle Times, Nature Photographer, Air & Space Smithsonian, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Real Northwest Living and Edmonds Living Local. My work has also been displayed at Seattle’s Museum of Flight in the 2015, 2017 and 2021Spirit of Flight juried Photography Exhibitions and at the Puget Sound Bird Fest. My photo “C-47 Ground Crew Takes a Break” was a finalist in the Air and Space Smithsonian 2017 photo contest.
I also write for magazines and online publications and I’m available for freelance writing and photography assignments. My writing has been published in Air & Space Smithsonian, BirdWatching Magazine, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Northwest Travel & Life and Real Northwest Living. More details about my freelance writing can be found here.
- Smithsonian Air & Space–Warbird-Watching Over Arizona
- Northwest Travel & Life–Oak Creek Wildlife Area, Naches, Washington
- Real Northwest Living–From Camp Lewis to Joint Base Lewis-McChord
- BirdWatching–Hotspots Near You: Edmonds Waterfront and Marsh
- My Edmonds News–Vintage Airplanes at Paine Field