My name is Alan Cressler.

Thanks for visiting my Flickr site and viewing my photos.
I greatly appreciate the 11,698,030 views.

Thanks Brian Oakes for taking my icon photo.

I am mostly a nature photographer living in Stone Mountain, Georgia. My favorite subjects include: flowers, plants, fungi, insects, reptiles and amphibians, caves, mountains, volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, prehistoric artwork, and oceans. It is always my goal to identify every subject I photograph.

I take photos so they can be used, however, photo use is by permission only. Please contact me before publishing, using, or displaying my photos. This includes both printed and electronic media. I can be contacted via Flickr mail or my personal email:

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I work very hard for the photos I take. All photos on my Flickr site were taken by me unless I have given credit to another photographer. My photos are protected by Copyright Laws. Please respect that. I allow use of my photos but I require that credit is given to me. Once again I can be contacted via email:

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    csm242000 Photography says:

    " Simply (modest) amazing photographer. talk about hidden treasures. Alan Cressler's Photo's are Fantastic. You will leave with many Favs. Thanks Alen great work. csm242000"

    October 2nd, 2009

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    mimbrava says:

    "To peruse Alan's photostream is to take a vicarious journey on trails few have an opportunity to travel. Typical comments I make on his photos include "amazing," "fascinating" and "awesome." Not only is he a world-class photographer whose equipment seems a part of his very being, but he knows or manages to identify virtually every obscure thing he shoots, be it animal, vegetable, mineral or landscape. He's also a really nice, generous person whom I am honored to call my friend. Take a journey or two through his sets and photostream, and be delighted."

    November 15th, 2008

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    Elliot Stahl says:

    "I had the privelege of meeting Alan while caving in Tennessee about 2 and half years ago. Every time I go caving and take photos with him I learn something new and improve my own skills at cave photography by watching and learning from Alan. He is by far one of the best cave photographers there is.He is great at taking any and all types of cave photographs no matter what the setting. His techniques of combining natural and artificial light in open air pits are some of the best I have seen, and really makes for some amazing photographs!"

    February 24th, 2008

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    Sethyss says:

    "Woo...thanks for accepting me in your friend list. I saw your Bromeliad photograps. Especially I love Bromeliads. And I never seen them in habitat 'cause I live in Asia. Wish I could have a life like yours take a photo from around the world, so wonderful !


    January 9th, 2008

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    lynn roebuck photography says:

    "I have known Alan for many years but it is still simply amazing to me how Alan inspires!

    Alan has inspired me as well as so many other cave photographers to be better than we ever thought we could be. He provides his Flickr friends with a large amount of not just technically brilliant photography but he also shows a great diversity and artistic touch. Each shot continues to inspire me to take a closer look for the wonders that can be captured through my lens.

    Thanks my friend!"

    September 20th, 2007

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    Rob Robbins says:

    "Having known Alan for some time and even caved with him on at least one ocassion, I find traveling with him, through his photography, a fascinating trip to some of the most fascinating and colorful places around. Compliments from Alan are always welcomed. You can see the smile on his face through his work by the care and energy he takes in framing the scene. He brings joy to an otherwise sometimes dull world. I believe he and I both enjoy putting smiles on the faces of others.

    Thanks for being my friend, my friend,

    August 29th, 2007

Alan Cressler
March 2007
Decatur, Georgia
Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States
I am:
Male and Single
U.S. Geological Survey technician
alan.cressler [at]