Mid 20's hobbyist, photographer, and naturalist.
Specializing in creative and detailed portraiture of all things living.
I possess a passion for the living world, the stream, the forest, and all that encompasses the two, the aquatic world as much as the terrestrial. Their complex interdependence and profound evolutionary anomalies never cease to impress. I strive to be as handy and creative as I am nerdy. I enjoy creative people and random conversation, imagination, skinny dipping, vintage, orchids, honesty and the smell of rain, angles of interpretation and life in general…
Pursuing imagery glorifying the beauty of native stream fish is a passion of mine, followed closely by the intricacies of native orchids and amphibians. I attempt to incorporate the art of discovery and use of imagination in my continual quest to explore and document biodiversity and ecological interactions of our local natural history in a manner which satisfies my personal perspective.
The most beautiful thing in the world is, precisely, the conjunction of learning and inspiration. Oh, the passion for research and the joy of discovery!
- Wanda Landowska
I’m friendly. Say hello. Feel free to email questions, comments, and ways of improvement.
My time is of value. Please have something to offer when inquiring over image use.
All images © Lance Merry unless stated otherwise and may not be used without written permission.
Photos of Lance Merry (9)
- AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES OF KENTUCKY 612 photos, 90 members
- Decatur, Macon Co Illinois 896 photos, 58 members
- Appalachian Salamanders 1,015 photos, 99 members
- Frogs singing and mating in nature 919 photos, 119 members
- Waterfalls of the Southeast 11,360 photos, 1,128 members
- Tennessee Waterfalls 3,163 photos, 435 members
- Orobanchaceae 6,413 photos, 270 members
- IN SITU Orchids 13,682 photos, 279 members
- Freshwaters in Focus 891 photos, 57 members
- Trillium appreciation 1,307 photos, 247 members
- Macon County, Illinois 439 photos, 24 members
- ART DISTRICT 542,142 photos, 18,079 members
- Illustration 535,989 photos, 33,825 members
- Non fiction illustration (REALISTIC) 5,957 photos, 649 members
- Nikon 105mm f2 DC Users 3,206 photos, 704 members
- Vermilion County, Illinois 147 photos, 17 members
- Nikon ED 70-180mm F/4.5-5.6 300 photos, 64 members
- The Milkweed Zoo 787 photos, 122 members
- Herp Photography 69,246 photos, 3,467 members
- Conservation in Missouri 6,368 photos, 213 members
- Reptiles & Amphibians of North America 10,401 photos, 526 members
- Reptiles & Amphibians 137,408 photos, 13,832 members
- Digital Underwater Photography 75,337 photos, 3,635 members
- Freshwater Underwater Photos 852 photos, 88 members
- Insects & Spiders 100,621 photos, 4,480 members
- Kickapoo State Park 137 photos, 12 members
- Butterfly 25,500 photos, 1,706 members
- Tennessee Wildlife 5,744 photos, 104 members
- Eastern USA Butterflies 17,593 photos, 1,608 members
- Nikon D300/ D300s Photos 70,876 photos, 1,551 members
- Central Illinois 11,934 photos, 437 members
- Illinois Wildlife 13,232 photos, 268 members
- Illinois Wilderness 18,649 photos, 514 members
- Missouri Native Plants 1,688 photos, 119 members
- Birds 738,797 photos, 18,156 members
- Best of The Birds 253,375 photos, 11,106 members
- North American Native Fish 494 photos, 40 members
- North American Orchids 1,237 photos, 35 members
- Orchid Species Photographs 54,752 photos, 589 members
- wild orchids 23,358 photos, 761 members
- Wildflowers of Eastern North America 8,005 photos, 438 members
- Terrestrial Orchids 8,369 photos, 149 members
- Slipper Orchid 3,863 photos, 326 members
- Orchids 131,084 photos, 9,570 members
- Fish species / FishBase 1,927 photos, 571 members
- The Nature Conservancy 875,861 photos, 39,805 members
- ★ Macro - Up Close and Personal ★ 264,658 photos, 12,752 members
- Orange Flowers 19,571 photos, 3,982 members
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- July 2009
- Decatur, IL
- natureman187 [at] yahoo.com