Death Valley Photographers Guide

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ISBN 978-0984641505
7" x 9"
114 pages
102 color photographs
5 maps
Over 60 locations

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Death Valley Photographers Guide
Gold Award
Best Photo Travel Guide

Death Valley Photographers Guide
Writer of the Year
Best Travel Guide

Death Valley Photographers Guide

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June 1, 2012

Dan Suzio Wins Writer of the Year, Best Travel Guide Awards
for Death Valley Photographer's Guide

Photographer and writer Dan Suzio has been honored by the Outdoor Writers Association of California (OWAC) in the 2012 Excellence in Craft Competition for his book, Death Valley Photographer's Guide: Where and how to get the best shots. Suzio's book was selected as the best travel guide of 2011, and he was named 2012 Writer of the Year, the highest award in the competition. The awards were announced at OWAC's annual conference in Morro Bay, California. more

February 6, 2012

Dan Suzio Wins Gold Award for Death Valley Photographer's Guide

Photographer and writer Dan Suzio has won a gold award from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) for his book Death Valley Photographer's Guide: Where and how to get the best shots. The annual awards competition, now in its 20th year, honors the best in travel writing, photography, and promotion, and this year received more than 500 submissions from around the world. more

August 8, 2011

A valuable resource for nature photographers

Wildlife photographer Dan Suzio has been shooting in Death Valley National Park for more than three decades, and for almost that long his friends have been asking his advice whenever they plan to visit the desert wilderness. Now the best of Suzio's advice is available to all in his new book ... more

About the author

Dan Suzio is a professional wildlife photographer with a special fondness for amphibians, reptiles, and the deserts of the American southwest. He is also known for his photos of the birds and other wildlife of Costa Rica, and of groundbreaking herpetological research in East Timor. He began photographing nature and wildlife more than forty years ago, and has continued refining his approach, always aiming for a simple composition that will capture the spirit of the individual as well as the species. He describes his work as that of a portrait photographer, using the same techniques of lighting, composition, and color to reveal a glimpse of each animal's "personality."

Suzio "has an astounding ability to capture natural situations and spontaneous action while also achieving the artistic composition, color, and sharpness of detail I associate with studio work," says Dan Rademacher, Editorial Director of Bay Nature magazine. Publisher, editor, and photo industry consultant Ann Guilfoyle says that Suzio's images "are marked by a deep fascination with his subject" and invite the viewer to "take a close, involved look."

Since 1978, Dan Suzio's photographs have appeared regularly in a wide variety of books, magazines, and natural history museums. His work can be seen and purchased online at, and is also represented by Science Source Images.


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Dan Suzio, author of Death Valley Photographers Guide

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