About Jerry & Barb Jividen

Jerry and Barb Jividen are the husband/wife creators of this team. They share more than three decades of producing nature and wildlife images; and serve as contributors to many publishers. Their style of photography showcases wildlife in natural settings in a variety of seasons and life cycles. Especially known for their dynamic portraits of wild animals, the couple also produce images that encompass wild spaces and habitats—at times, creating intricate macro vignettes.

Their passion for the natural world and its conservation have helped direct and shape them into the photographers and artists they are today. They work together as stock photographers, authors, speakers, workshop leaders, photo tour guides, photography educators, and conservationists.

With a background in magazine production and studio work, their multi-facetted approach to nature and wildlife photography pushes them to the forefront in fine art photography.


Publication credits include, but not limited to: National Geographic Books Division (books); National Geographic Kids Magazine (in 6 languages); National Wildlife Federation (cover); Birder’s Dictionary by Falcon Press (cover); SkyWest Magazine (cover); Hang Gliding (cover); Back Home in Kentucky (cover); WOW Magazine (Wild Outdoor World) (cover), published by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; Outdoor Photographer Magazine; Nature Photographer Magazine; Birds & Bloom Magazine; Field & Stream Magazine; Rocky Outdoor Gear; Gates Gloves and Gear; Gor-tex; The North Face; Bob Evans Farms; Kenworth Trucking; United Way; Murphy USA; Bugle Magazine; Animal Watch; Handloader Magazine; Photographer’s Market by Writer’s Digest (featured success story); Majestic Whitetails by Voyager Press; Hot Springs & Geysers by O’Rourke Publishing; Wildlife Conservation Society for display at the Bronx Zoo; Adventure Publications (numerous state field guide books); Owls–The Silent Fliers by Firefly; travel sections of the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Chronicle for Higher Education; Columbus Dispatch; Ohio State Parks Magazine (cover); Ohio Magazine (cover); US Department of the Treasury; Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont; and scores of images and articles provided for Ohio travel planners and visitors guides.