Biography - jacquelinedeely

About the Photographer


Born and raised in the UK and Ireland, I have been living US for most of my adult life and now make northern California my home.  As a nature photographer, I could not ask for a more beautiful location, with its spectacular coastal scenery, diverse landscape and abundance of birds and wildlife!

After many years in the corporate world,  I took the leap into a full-time photography career and  I am glad to say - I have never looked back! Turning a life-long hobby into a viable profession has been, and it still is, a dream come true!

I enjoy experiencing all the best the world has to offer: traveling, meeting new people, learning, teaching and sharing experiences. I have a deep appreciation for our beautiful planet, and I love to be involved in environmentally conscious causes and activities.

A member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), I currently teach photography in and around northern California.

I am a resident photographer with G Adventures, a tour operator based in Toronto, Canada, where I offer lectures and guidance to guests embarking on exciting Arctic and Antarctic expeditions!  I am also a guest host on select photography theme cruises with UnCruise Adventures out of Seattle, Washington. 

I  am available for contract projects and assignments on a global scale.

Feel free to get in touch with me via my CONTACT page for any inquiries about me and my work!



2017 Wild Planet Photo Magazine - December Issue - Female Nature Photographer of the Month

2017 Wild Planet Photo 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 - Wild Planet Photo Magazine - Female Nature Photographer of the Month - December

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 Internationalâ„¢ V2.0 Rolling Camera Bag

Various filters and accessories