Walt Thirion

Environmental Conservation Photographer

I specialize in limited edition large-format prints that capture the peace, solitude and connection to be found in the vast and beautiful Western back country.

My passionate support of environmental conservation efforts that protect, preserve, and restore natural environments and the ecological communities that inhabit them is what informs my work.

Because of my deep connection to the land and the subjects I photograph, I donate a significant portion of the sales proceeds from my work, as well as my personal time and money, to environmental conservation organizations and causes.

I invite you to explore my Galleries, or learn more about my background. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about my work, please feel free to reach out.

For those with a shared passion for preserving and protecting our environment and conserving our nation’s wilderness areas . . .

I invite you to join our tribe of like-minded individuals by signing up for my newsletter, “Through Walt’s Lens”. I typically send out updates a few times per month with musings on my wilderness travels, information on new releases of my work, news on the environmental movement and more.





Recent Work

In my work, I explore the relationship between the physical landscape and the intense emotions induced.

On one level, a photograph is nothing more than spots of ink on paper or colored pixels on a monitor screen. My aim is to transcend the physical, immersing the viewer in the emotion as if transported directly to the location and experiencing it first-hand.

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”
― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire


You might be a photography collector, a corporate art buyer, or a high-end interior designer. But one thing you’re definitely not is the typical art buyer.

For one thing, you don’t stay within the safe confines of buying art strictly from well-known commercial photographers, or collecting the kind of formulaic landscape photography that seems so ubiquitous these days.

You’d rather discover fresh, original talent, artists who are doing things a little differently, landscape photographers who use their art not only to record the beauty of the great outdoors, but who seek to preserve and protect these enduring landscapes as well.

You want to love the art, and you expect it to display a superior level of craft and expertise, but you also want to contribute meaningfully to conservation efforts so that the stunning vistas captured in the work you collect remain undisturbed for the next generation to enjoy.

238 W Center Street, Kanab, UT 84741, US
Phone: +1 (435) 644-5689
Email: CollectArt@WaltThirion.com