California Nature Landscape Wildlife Pictures for Sale

California Nature and Landscape Photography

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Nature Pictures for Sale from Merced, San Luis NWR and Yosemite

Central Valley California landscape, nature, wildlife and inspirational pictures for sale from Merced, San Luis NWR, Yosemite & the Eastern Sierra Nevada.

Welcome to the Images in the Backcountry website! My name is Mike Matenkosky and I’m a California photographer specializing in fine art landscape, nature and wildlife photography. From the smallest bird to the largest mountain; I love it all, but my passion is Landscape Photography. I just love seeing what God has created!
I encourage you to spend some time browsing my online galleries and I hope you find that perfect photograph for your home or office. If you’re looking for something that you don’t see here, visit my nature photography blog. I post all of my new pictures here first, and some of those images never get posted to my online nature gallery. So I encourage you to subscribe to my blog with updates and new pictures via e-mail.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to help you!


Landscape and Nature

Landscape and Nature

Pictures of rugged mountains, rivers, waterfalls, flowers, and the occasional hand-of-man like fences and buildings.



Pictures of Elk, Deer, Hawks, Owls, Songbirds, Shorebirds, and Hummingbirds.

Black & White and Sepia

Black & White and Sepia Gallery

Pictures of landscape and nature scenes in black & white, monochrome and sepia-toned images.


Inspirational Gallery

Bible verses overlaid on selected nature, landscape and wildlife pictures.

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