Doug Steakley is a widely recognized photographer from Carmel Valley, California. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University and has been pursuing photography for many years. His distinct images range from the Monterey Peninsula where he lives to many international destinations where he enjoys traveling.

Two large format books featuring his color photography have been published recently: Pacific Light, Images of The Monterey Peninsula in 2000 and Big Sur and Beyond, The Legacy of The Big Sur Land Trust in 2001. Pacific Light won an Honorable Mention from The National Outdoor Book Awards in 2001. A Photographer’s Guide to the California Coast was published in 2005 and Photographing Big Sur, a guide to the Big Sur coastline, was recently published by Countryman Press.

Doug currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Trustees of The Center For Photographic Art  in Carmel, California and teaches online classes at

Stock photography by Doug Steakley is represented worldwide by Interfoto and Getty Images.

Doug supports and works closely with several land conservation groups. His images have been included in annual reports and a variety of other publications by The Big Sur Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, The Land Trust Alliance, The Trust For Public Land, The Wilderness Coalition, The Tuolumne River Trust and the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District.  In 2003, he received the Ansel Adams Award from The Sierra Club for his conservation photography.

Photographs by Doug Steakley have received awards in many photography competitions, including those sponsored by National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, The North American Nature Photographers Association, Nature’s Best magazine, Petersen’s Photographic magazine and The National Park Service.

His images have been published in many local, national and international magazines including National Geographic, San Francisco, Architectural Digest, Backpacker, Outside, Better Homes and Gardens, Art And Antiques, Private Pilot, Luxury Living, The Robb Report, Town and Country, Runner’s World and Elite Traveler. His photographs often appear in the annual travel catalogs published by Wilderness Travel and Mountain Travel.

Photographs by Doug Steakley have been made into posters by Portal Publications and Winn Devon. His images are used in many calendars published by Tidemark Press, Portal, Browntrout Publishing, Impact Photographic, Trends International and The Sierra Club.

One Person Exhibitions:

Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel, California, 2013

The Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, California, 2011

The Gallery at Parsonage Vineyard, Carmel Valley, 2010

The Gallery at The Blackstone Winery, Gonzales, California, 2008-9

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove, California, 2006

The Alvarado Gallery in The Monterey Conference Center, 2003

The Fireside Gallery in The Highlands Inn, Carmel, California, 2002

The Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, California, 1998

Corporate and Private Collections:

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sunnyvale, California

Academy Mortgage Corporation, Monterey, California

Monterey Trust Management, Monterey, California

Integris Wealth Management, Monterey, California

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Livermore, California

Southwest Securities, Monterey, California

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, California

Kaiser Hospital, Milpitas, California

Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, California

Kaiser Hospital, San Mateo, California

Offices of The Sierra Club, San Francisco, California

VK Associates Property Management, Carmel, California

Sierra Environmental Technologies, Carmel, California

Offices of Dr. Barkalow, Monterey, California

Carmel Valley Athletic Club, Carmel Valley, California

Santa Catalina School, Monterey, California

The Reading Center at California State University Monterey Bay, Monterey, California

The Community Hospital, Monterey, California

The Cypress Inn, Carmel, California

Offices of Natural Selection (Earthbound Farms), San Juan Batista, California

The Casa Palermo Spa, Pebble Beach, California

The Monterey Peninsula Dental Group, Monterey, California

Offices of The Big Sur Land Trust, Carmel, California

Offices of Slade and Gertz, CPAs, Carmel, California

Dr. Christopher Barnard, Monterey, California

Dr. Richard Hambley, Monterey, California

Dr. Susan Kubica, Monterey, California

Drs. Philip Bhaskar and Perry Silva, Salinas and Monterey, California

Dr. Douglas Sunde, Monterey, California

Dr. Daria Maldanado, Monterey, California

Tier Technologies, Boston, Mass.

Clint and Dina Eastwood

John Madden