I deeply enjoy our wild lands and can spend hours and days exploring the secret corners just off the beaten path. Love to wander with my camera, with no real plan or agenda, in my Jeep or on foot in the wilderness. I am always amazed at the opportunities that present themselves, grand open vistas, moody fog, magical light, little details of the forest floor or the creatures that dwell there, nature moves me. It is my hope that somehow my photos convey this passion.

My goal as a photographer is to not only capture pixels but to also make those pixels sing. It is my hope that the melody of the subject rings true in the heart and you can hear and feel the mood and tempo of each image.
- Michael Hansen

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”
–Aaron Rose

"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit."
-Robert Louis Stevenson

"I've learned more about myself wandering around in nature alone, than I ever did from the good opinions of those who wanted to tell me...who I am." -Valerie Millett


Please feel free to explore the galleries, if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to ask.


Profile picture taken by my good friend Mike Matenkosky



Clients/credits include:

  • California 5th District Court of Appeal
  • Suncrest Bank Porterville
  • Kaweah Delta Hospital
  • Sierra View Hospital
  • Sequoia National Forest
  • Sequoia National Monument
  • Getty Images
  • Acclaim Images Stock Photography
  • PNW Publishing
  • Tulare County Office of Education
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Bakersfield Magazine