Dr. Dryden is an avid hiker and nature photographer. He has been interested in wildlife and conservation most of his life and was majoring in wildlife biology when he was accepted in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Mike and Joan have made numerous hiking and photography trips to the Grand Teton and Rocky Mountain National Parks. In addition they have traveled to Katmai NP, Lake Clark NP, Denali NP, Glacier Bay NP, Glacier NP, Olympic NP, Red Woods NP, Saguaro NP, Yellowstone NP, Valley of Fire State Park, Monument Valley, and Banff NP in Canada. Invitations to lecture in various countries have afforded him the opportunity to practice his photography on Islands in the Caribbean, the Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii, Kruger and Pilanesburg National Parks in South Africa and throughout Western Europe.

Shown below are a number of his wildlife and nature images. Images were captured from 1999-2010 using either a Minolta Maxumm 7 35mm camera, Minolta Maxuum 7DI or Sony alpha 700. Since 2011 images were captured using the Sona alpha 55. Images captured with the 35mm film camera were digitized by scanning the negative. Various lenses were used including Minolta AF Macro 100mm 1:28, Tamron 75-300 4-5.6, Promaster 18-200 3.5-6.3. and Sony 18-200 3.5-6.3. & Sony 75-300. Minimal digital enhances were performed on some images using Adobe Photoshop.


Photos taken in Africa


Photos taken in Alaska.

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

Photos taken in Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve.


Photos taken in Arizona.

Banff National Park, CA

Photos taken in Banff National Park, CA.

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park

Photos taken in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park.

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Photos taken in Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Kruger National Park, SA

Photos taken in Kruger National Park, SA.


Miscellaneous photos.

Olympic National Park & Columbia River Gorge

Photos taken in Olympic National Park & Columbia River Gorge.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Photos taken in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Tropical Islands & Hawaii

Photos taken in Tropical Islands & Hawaii.

Valley of Fire State Park

Photos taken in Valley of Fire State Park.


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