Carl Johnson is a freelance nature, travel and outdoor photographer based out of Anchorage, Alaska. Born and raised in the Black Hills region of South Dakota, he started his photography career while serving in the U.S. Navy, where he was the ship's photographer. His work as a canoe guide in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota inspired his passion for nature photography. Carl moved to Anchorage in 1999 where he resides with his wife, Michelle. Carl has been recognized as the Artist-in-Residence for Badlands National Park, Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve, and Rocky Mountain National Park. He has also been a recipient of the prestigious Rasmuson Foundation Artist Fellowship award. In 2010, he won the "Environmental Issues" category in the Windland Smith Rice International Awards sponsored by Nature's Best Photography magazine. Carl's photography has been published in several magazines, including Alaska, Art of the Hills, Coast, International Journal of Wilderness, Naturfreundin, Nature Photographer, Nature's Best Photography, South Dakota, and several calendars. Carl photographs extensively throughout Alaska, the Southwest, Rockies, and northern Plains. He is a member of the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers, the North American Nature Photography Association and Nikon Professional Services.