Biography - jacquelinedeely

About the Photographer


Originally from the United Kingdom, I have resided in the USA for most of my adult life and now make northern California my home.  The spectacular coastal scenery, birds and wildlife were the initial inspiration to try my hand at wildlife photography. I signed up for classes at my local community college and the rest is history.

After many years in the corporate world,  I took the leap into a full time photography career and have never looked back. What began as a hobby is becoming not only an exciting way of life, but a dream come true. 

My professional background also encompasses several years in Seattle, Washington in the travel and cruise industry. Combined with a lifelong passion for wildlife and the outdoors, my love of exploring drives me to roam the globe in pursuit of nature’s wonders.

I enjoy teaching and currently conduct photography classes at Filoli Estate in Woodside, California. I am also "Photographer in Residence" with G Adventures, a tour company based in Toronto, Canada, where I provide lectures and guidance to guests on Arctic and Antarctic expedition tours. 

In 2018, I will be joining UnCruise Adventures in Seattle, Washington as "Guest Host" on select photography theme cruises. 

A proud member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), my images have been published by renowned wildlife organizations including Audubon California, The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory and The Wildlife Conservation Network.

Although my work has been exhibited and honored with accolades, my main interest lies in conservation and using my images to raise awareness and funds for those causes I feel most passionate about. 

To avail of my services or license any images, please contact me directly via my CONTACT page.

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2017 Wild Planet Magazine - June Issue - "Behind the Lens" Feature

2016 Elkhorn Slough Foundation Calendar - November

2016 APi Marketing California Wildlife Calendar - June

2016 NANPA Expressions

2015 Monterey Official Visitor's Guide -  Moss Landing Feature

2015 Elkhorn Slough Foundation Calendar - June & November

2015 NANPA Expressions

2013 Elkhorn Slough Foundation - Calendar - Cover 

2013 NANPA Expressions

2014 San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Annual Report - Entire Publication

2014 Elkhorn Slough Foundation Calendar - October

2014 - 2016 Friends of the Sea Otter - Newsletters

2014 Monterey Bay Birding Festival Calendar - June

2013 Outdoor California - July/August Issue - Cover

2012 Aardvark Safaris, Inc. Newsletter -  Drumbeat Interview 

2012 Coast Views Magazine - August Issue - Cover

2011 Wildlife Conservation Network - Annual Report - Center Spread

2009 - 2010 Audubon California - Annual Report - Cover

Accolades & Recognition

2017 San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Annual Click Off - First Place, World Birds / People's Choice Award / Two Merit Awards - Bird Behavior, Birds & Humans 

2017 National Geographic - Editor's Selection - Sept 14th - Your Shot 

2017 NANPA Annual Showcase - Top 250

2016 San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Annual Click Off - Three Merit Awards

2016 NANPA Annual Showcase - Top 250

2015 San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Annual Click Off - First Place, Bird Behavior & Two Merit Awards

2015 NANPA Annual Showcase - Top 100 & 250

2014 Audubon Denver's "Share the View" International Nature Photography Competition - Top 250 Highly Commended

2014 California Watchable Wildlife Photo Competition - Sept/Oct - First Place

2014 Los Altos Fine Art in the Park - Juried Favorite Photographer / Mayor's Choice Award

2013 California Watchable Wildlife Photo Competition - Nov/Dec - Honorable Mention

2013 NANPA Annual Showcase - Judge's Choice Award & Top 250

2012 World Footprints International Travel Photography Competition - Third Place

2012 National Geographic - Editor's Selection - April 11th - Your Shot 

2012 San Mateo County Fair Fine Arts Galleria - First Place, Bird Photography / Best of Show, Color Photography

2012 California Watchable Wildlife Competition - Jan/Feb - Second Place

2012 Women in Focus International Exhibit - Top Ten

Galleries & Exhibits

2014 - Ameriprise Financial, San Jose, CA - "Wings & Wild Things" Solo Exhibit

2014 - Filoli, Woodside, CA - Bay Area Wildlife - A Multi-Media Exhibit

2014 - The Museum of Monterey Whalefest Exhibit & Fundraiser

2014 - The Coastal Land Trust Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA - California Raptor Exhibit

2013 - Pratt Institute Manhattan, NYC - Art of Conservation Exhibit & Fundraiser

2013 - The Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA - Statewide Photography Competition

2013 - The Arts Building Gallery, Auburn, CA - California Watchable Wildlife Exhibit

2013 - Portola Art Gallery, Menlo Park, CA - Exhibiting Artist

2012 - Filoli, Woodside, CA - Nature Interpreted Exhibit

2012 - Central Library Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Women in Photography Exhibit

Trails for Richmond, Landfill Loop Trail, CA - Series of permanent exhibits

Gear List!

Nikon D3s

Nikon D750

Nikon D500 



AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II

Nikon SB-800 Speedlight

Nikon MC-30 Remote Cord

Better Beamer

Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Carbon Fiber Tripod

Gitzo GT2530 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR Ballhead

Really Right Stuff BH-40 LR Ballhead

Really Right Stuff MH-01 Pro: Monopod Head

Mongoose M-3.6 ~ Gimbal Tripod Head w/Integrated Low Mount Arm

NatureScapes Skimmer Ground Pod

NatureScapes SkimmerSack Beanbag

Guragear Batalae 32L Backpack

ThinkTank Streetwalker Pro Backpack Airport International™ V2.0 Rolling Camera Bag

Various filters and accessories