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Ron Garrison Photography


"Photography is my way of sharing with others the special moments I have experienced." Ron Garrison

Ron Garrison’s wildlife and scenic photographs are recognized throughout the world. As a photographer, his career spans more than 55 years. For 38 of those years, he served as the San Diego Zoo’s lead photographer and manager of photographic services.

His first work as a photographer was in the US Army. Following his military service, he documented Mercury, Apollo, and other aerospace projects for Ryan Aeronautical Company.

From koalas and giant pandas to bottlenose dolphins and seahorses, his images have appeared in national and international newspapers and magazines, in coffee table and children’s books, and on posters, note cards, calendars and CD’s.

Traveling the seven continents, he photographed scientific and conservation projects in Australia, Sumatra, Russia, China, Antarctica, the Arctic and Africa. Although retired from the San Diego Zoo, Ron freelances on select projects. He also judges photographic competitions, lectures and conducts workshops.