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Nature Prints by Chris Scroggins

Updated on September 1, 2012

Chris Scroggins Photography

A professional musician for more than 30 years, Chris has embraced photography as a precious source for renewing her artistic expression.

In addition to formal training at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in 1999, Chris has traveled extensively, photographing nature and wildlife, from the quaint corners of The National Arboretum to the wild lands of East Africa.

" I can't remember a time when music, animals and nature weren't an important part of my life- I have been a self-employed photographer for 10 years and a professional violinist for 31 years. I enjoy photographing all kinds of creatures wild and tame as well as landscapes and beautiful gardens. I hope you enjoy exploring my prints of animals, nature and the outdoors."

All text and images on this site are copyright © Chris Scroggins.

Royal Terns, Sanibel Island, Florida

Artist Statement

The joy of photography lies in the challenge of capturing and sharing moments in my life when I have been inspired and awed by the beauty and mystery of the world. My goal is to convey these moments to the viewer as directly as possible in the hope that he or she will experience happiness and pleasure. I have been informed by the writings of Rachel Carson and Jane Goodall, and inspired by the paintings of Georgia O'Keefe and Henri Rousseau, the contemporary sculpture of of Andy Goldsworthy and Heather Jansch as well as the fine art nature photography of Ansel Adams, John Sexton and Clyde Butcher. Since 2008 most of my images are created with a digital camera. I use Adobe Photoshop to perform traditional photographic adjustments such as burning, dodging, cropping and tonal registration. I also use this program to transform my color images into black and white photography.

All text and images on this site are copyright © Chris Scroggins.

Indian Paintbrush, Banff National Park, Canada

Wild Azaleas in Forest, Gunpowder Falls State Park, Md.

Ten FAQ's


1) Are these all your own photographs?

Yes, all of these images have been created by me and are copyrighted and registered with the United States copyright office.

2) Do you make your own prints?

No, the prints available here are made to order by Smugmug in California.

3) Why do you use print on demand services?

Historically the creation of photographic prints has had a negative impact on the environment. Offering my work through print on demand services such as Smugmug helps greatly reduce the environmental impact and that is important to me.

4) Can I have my photo framed?

No, framing is not available at this time.

5) What kind of papers are used to make the prints?

Kodak professional Endura papers in glossy and luster finish are used to make these prints.

6) How are the photographs packaged for shipment?

All of my photographs are shipped flat in sturdy packages convenient for taking to your favorite frame shop.

7) What forms of payment do you accept?

SmugMug currently accepts the following online credit/debit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.

8) How long will it take to receive my order?

Customers receive their photos within 7 to 10 business days of the date the order was placed.

9) Do you sign these prints?

No, the prints are not signed, nor will my digital watermark appear on your print. However if you would like a autographed certificate please send me your name and address at the time you place your order and I will be happy to send you one.

10) What kind of camera do you have?

I currently use a Canon 7 D for my new work. Prior to 2012, I used a Canon 40 D and prior to 2008 I used a Canon EOS 3 film camera.

11) I can't figure out how to complete my order. Can you help me?

Please email for any questions regarding your order. They have a fantastic staff ready to help you 7 days a week.


Shipping Info

How will my order be shipped?

Orders typically ship after 1-2 business days, but a more accurate processing time will be given in the shopping cart. Some photo gifts and prints take an extra day.

6-10 Business Day shipping is US Postal Service First Class, not trackable.

3-5 Business Day shipping is UPS ground or US Postal Service Priority, trackable.

Second Business day and Next Business day shipping are UPS, trackable.

Note: All prints are shipped flat.

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Notice of Copyright

All images and text on this website are copyright Chris Scroggins, and have been registered with the US Copyright Office. All rights reserved, WORLDWIDE. No form of reproduction, including copying or saving of digital image files, or the alteration or manipulation of said images is permitted. Any unauthorized use of these images will result in prosecution to the full extent of United States copyright laws.

Thanks for taking the time to view my photography. I hope you will bookmark this page and visit my gallery often- I will be adding more galleries and prints frequently. Please take a moment to sign my guest book. I'd love to know what your favorites are!

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Really great to see your work and learn more about what inspires you... touches your spirit. Thanks for sharing your talent and vision. I appreciate and connect with your love for nature, animals, photography, and music.

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      A great collection and appreciated the Q&A, nice idea. Blessed as part of the April Fools Angel Quest. Stepping away from my usual category to visit wildlife and nature photos today, I love the outdoors, but you'll find this page featured on my Diet and Nutrition Angel page, look for "April Fools" link along the top:-)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Beautiful photos Chris, stunning lens. Blessed!

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      NatureMaven 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Dave--you are an amazing landscape photographer! I am honored by your comments and look forward to exchanging ideas with you in 2011.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hi Chris, I've just lensrolled this page to my landscape posters one.

      I'm very impressed with your photos, both the landscapes and the wildlife images.

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      NatureMaven 7 years ago

      @aishu19: Thank you Aishu! don't forget, if you decide to get a yearly membership you can use my special code for a $5 dollar discount: R393DA4wZxWL2 Meanwhile, Happy Creating!

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      These are beautiful prints! I am off to check out smugmug (never heard of it before)

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      RuthieDenise 7 years ago

      What beautiful pictures. This is a great idea. I can tell this is something you love.

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      Beautiful photography. I can tell it's your passion.