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Smoky Mountain Photography Excursions is the premier photographer in the Smoky Mountains region capturing up close, quality images of wildlife in the park.

Let us take you on a visual journey through the Great Smoky Mountains with our stunning pictures of mountain scenes, water falls, spring, winter, and fall season photos and more. Take a look at our wildlife prints of bears, wolves, elk, deer, and owls photographed in our favorite secret locations.

If you see anything you like, you can purchase your favorite print here.
We’ll even set up a personalized family or wedding photo shoot for you at your favorite spots in the Smoky Mountains.

Want to learn more about how to use your camera? Try one of our workshops! We’ll take you on an excursion and teach you every thing you need to know to capture awesome photos of the Smoky Mountains yourself. You can learn how to take night shots of the Milky Way, awesome waterfall shots and more!

A Little About Nate Nelson – Owner and Guide

I am  passionate about getting wild life shots that are not
your everyday pictures.   The unbelievable !

My work has been featured on NBC, ABC, and CBS as well as having 4 published books.
3 are photography guides.