Washington state photographer Michael McAuliffe

Michael McAuliffe Photography

I’m a wildlife, landscape and seascape photographer based in Edmonds, Washington, near Seattle. I grew up in the area and haven’t found any reasons to leave this region of amazing mountains, wilderness, ocean and animals that provides endless photography locations and subjects.  I first became interested in photography in the distant days of film when my grandfather gave me a camera in early high school. After a break during college and a career in technology I’m 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 The Seattle Times, 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.

Find my latest updates and photographs on my Blog, Facebook and Instagram.

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