Michael Ryan is a landscape photographer based in Petaluma, California. Throughout his life spending time in nature has always brought him peace. Many of his earliest memories were born in the big skies of Montana, in the lakes and creeks of the Sierras, and the beaches of the California coast. Exploring these never ending landscapes has evolved into a lifelong pursuit. The goal of his imagery is to not only evoke a sense of wonder, but also a sense of urgency. Wild lands are falling prey to development and public lands meant to preserve these amazing natural treasures are grossly underfunded. His imagery is an attempt to spotlight these places not only for their unsurpassed beauty, but also advocate for their preservation so that we may all enjoy their gifts for many years to come.