Doug Steakley is a widely recognized photographer from Carmel Valley, California. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University and his interest in adventure travel led him to pursue photography full time. His distinct images range from the Monterey Peninsula in California where he lives, to many international destinations where he enjoys traveling.
Four books of his photography have been published: Pacific Light, Images of The Monterey Peninsula, in 2000, and Big Sur and Beyond, The Legacy of The Big Sur Land Trust, in 2001. Two later books were published by Countryman Press: A Photographer’s Guide To The California Coast, in 2005, and Photographing Big Sur in 2011.
Doug supports and works closely with several land preservation groups and a variety of his images have been published in annual reports and in many other related publications. In 2003, he received the Ansel Adams Award from The Sierra Club for his conservation photography.