A full-time resident of Englewood, Florida, Mary Lundeberg is a conservation photographer and writer who celebrates the natural world. Her goal as a photographer is to create an appreciation for the beauty and fragility of this planet, especially water ecosystems, such as the coastal regions and estuaries in Florida, the rivers in Wisconsin and Colorado, and the glaciers in Antarctica. Mary’s specialty is wildlife, which requires stillness, patience, and a passion for understanding animals. Mary is especially concerned about shorebirds and educates beachgoers about threatened nesting shorebirds as a bird steward. She created and co-manages a bird steward program at Stump Park Beach State Park to protect Wilson’s Plovers and Least Terns. Contact her if you would like to become a bird steward or would like a copy of A Tale of a Tern.

Mary’s photographs have been exhibited in juried art galleries in several states and published in books, magazines, calendars, and newspapers, and she has won awards from state, national and international associations. A retired professor and department chair from Michigan State University, she recently taught photography through Ringling College of Art and Design. She writes nature books for children and adults, and authors a column called “Noticing Nature.” She has published over 80 articles, seven books, and numerous photographs. Read her resume or what others have written about her: She puts people in touch with nature, An Englewood photographer captures the beauty-and stories-of the animals around us, Meet Mary Lundeberg, For wildlife photographer, pursuit leads to appreciation of the environment.

Mary is on the board of the Peace Myakka Waterkeeper, and the board of Friends of Stump Pass Beach State Park. She belongs to the North American Nature Photography Association, the Englewood Camera Club, and the Florida Camera Club Council. She has contributed pro bono work to the National Park Service, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Stump Pass Beach State Park, the Science and Environment Council, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, Barrier Island Parks Society, Lemon Bay Conservancy, Audubon, and Coastal Wildlife club. Her work is for sale at the Punta Gorda Airport, Old Florida Gallery and Outdoor Center, Copperfish Books, the Sandman Book Company, Nellie's Notecards, and Wilson's Whimsies, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Walmart.

Photograph of Mary by Deirdre Christman.