Pictures of Lake Yosemite, Merced NWR and Eastern Sierra
Central Valley California, Yosemite and the Sierra; Landscape, Nature, Wildlife, Black & White and Inspirational pictures for Fine Art Prints.
Central California Landscape, Nature, and Wildlife Photography
Welcome to the Images in the Backcountry website! My name is Mike Matenkosky and I’m a Central Valley California photographer specializing in 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 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
My landscape and nature collection contains pictures of all types of scenes from the rolling hills of California’s Central valley to the rugged mountains of the Sierra Nevada Range. You’ll see rivers, waterfalls, flowers and the occasional hand-of-man like fences and buildings.
Black and White
In my black and white gallery, is a mix of landscape and nature pictures in both black & white and sepia-toned images.
In my inspirational nature gallery, you will find Bible verses overlaid on selected nature and landscape pictures. You can always find a picture from one of my galleries and I can add your favorite Bible verse to it at no extra charge.
My wildlife gallery, has a variety of wildlife pictures from Tule Elk or Mule Deer to Hummingbirds or a Nuttall’s Woodpecker at the Merced NWR, San Luis NWR or my backyard.