David Moynahan Photography

David Moynahan is an award-winning conservation photographer living in the Florida Panhandle. His goal is to help raise awareness of the precious natural world that still surrounds us through his photography. At this time of spiraling environmental crises, too many of us have become disconnected from nature. By adding his work to the efforts of environmental groups, scientists, and policy makers, as well as showing it through his website, social media, and his blog - honoring the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" - David believes that we can re-inspire awe, respect, and stewardship of our remaining wild places.

A Florida native, David grew up in Miami, with Biscayne Bay, the Everglades and Keys his extended backyard. He spent his youth exploring the seashores and studying the creatures that lived there. Early on, he began to paint and photograph seascapes, fishes, birds, and abstract compositions in nature. Photography became the basis of his journal-keeping as he explored biology, medicine, art, travel, and parenting into adulthood. Over the past 20 years as professional photographer, David's lifelong study of and respect for the natural world, and eye for composition have converged into creating his diverse and striking images of Florida's wild beauty.


Recent notable accomplishments:

  • FL Wildlife Corridor Foundation Exhibit, FL House, Washington DC. 2023 - 2025

  • 15 pieces showcased at NeedleGrass (private home), Carrabelle, FL 2023

  • Florida Museum of Natural History. photo in new permanent exhibit. October 2022

  • Cover art for AAA World Magazine. September 2022

  • David Moynahan PhotoBlog. http://www.davidmoynahan.com/blog. Monthly posts, 2006 – 2020

  • National Geographic Learning, educational program on FL geology. August 2021

  • National Geographic Books, Ocean. January 2021

  • Our Planet Hardcover - Netflix. Companion to original David Attenborough series. April 2019

  • Tallahassee Magazine cover and writeup. fall 2018

  • Solo Show , LeMoyne Art Center, Florida Environs photo exhibit. June 1 – 30, 2018

  • Florida Wildlife Federation Featured Photographer. 2017.

  • Explanatorium of Nature. Dk Smithsonian. October 2017. Photograph.

  • Scholastic News. Scholastic Classroom Magazines. Photo. January 2017

  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Pavilion. Permanent exhibition, 120 pieces. January 2017 - present (and subsequent similar displays in healthcare facilities across FL).

  • Tallahassee International Airport Magnolia Grille. Permanent exhibition, 15 pieces. April 2016 - present

  • Wild Florida, Exhibition at The Gallery at Center for Creative Education, West Palm Beach, FL. November – December 2016.

  • American Museum of Natural History, New York. Photograph in Life at the Limits Exhibition. April 4, 2015 - January 3, 2016.

  • Coming To Pass - Florida's Coastal Islands in a Gulf of Change. Author Susan Cerulean. University of Georgia Press. 2015. Cover and photography by David Moynahan

  • Springs Eternal Exhibit. 3 collaborative works with John Moran. Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville, FL, through Aug 30, 2015. Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, 2014, Gallery for Innovation and Arts, R. A. Gray Building, Tallahassee, 2014

  • Portfolio Magazine. December 2014. Cover and article featuring his work. 

  • VIE Magazine. Jan/Feb 2014, Up Close and Personal (FL Trail);Mar/Apr 2014 Retreat Into Wilderness (Choctaw Lodge)

  • Hays-Hood House Gallery Solo Exhibition. Tallahassee. March 7 - September 5, 2014. Florida Landscapes and Abstracts of Nature.

  • Audubon Naturalist - Florida. Photos in several issues 2012 - 2014

  • Going Places - AAA Magazine for Today's Traveler. 2 page photo spread. Apalachicola River's Alum Bluffs.

  • Nature's Best Photography 2011 Windland Smith Rice International Awards, Smithsonian Exhibit. Highly honored winner.

  • Gadsden Arts Center. May 11 - July 28, 2012. Diversity and Creativity: Photography in the 21st Century

  • City of Tallahassee Artport Gallery Solo Exhibition. March 27 - May 29, 2012. Entitled H2O, the show features work from Florida, Iceland, and Yellowstone National Park.

  • Photo Editor for Atlas of Florida's Natural Heritage, published in 2011 by the Florida Natural Areas Inventory and Florida State University Institute of Science and Public Affairs

  • Contributor to 2010, 2011, and 2012 Florida Forever calendars. Invited by Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture to photograph vulnerable Florida Forever Program lands, for use in the calendar and traveling exhibits promoting the Florida Forever Program.

  • Unspoiled - Writers Speak for Florida's Coast. Contributed all artwork: stylized photographs for cover and 36 chapters

  • Two time award winner in the Nature Conservancy International Nature Photography contest.

  • Staff photographer for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Office of Recreation Services. Images used for onsite educational signage, books, and guides about public lands in Florida. 2005 - 2017.

  • Regularly published images in Florida Wildlife Magazine, accompanying a wide array of articles.

  • Contributor to: Conserving Florida's Natural Legacy - 30 Years 30 Stories by Trust for Public Lands.

  • Contributor to Wildlife Habitat Planning Strategies, Design Features and Best Management Practices for Florida Communities and Landowners by 1000 Friends of Florida

  • 15 year Big Bend Hospice volunteer. Created 4 nature slideshows for use by home-bound patients and their caregivers to bring nature and wildlife into the hearts and homes of those who can't get out to see it for themselves.


Professional Affiliations:


  • Council member of Heart of the Earth. North Florida conservation group established in 2001 to advance the essential work of living sustainably.




  • National Audubon Society 


  • Apalachicola Riverkeeper


  • Sierra Club