Meet Bill Harbin, nature photographer

Rome, Georgia radiologist Bill Harbin and his wife Elizabeth own a vacation home adjacent to Cataloochee Ranch. Bill is an avid nature photographer whose work has been exhibited internationally and published in numerous magazines. Several of the photographs on this site, including all of the wildflower photographs, are his work. We consider ourselves lucky to call Bill and Elizabeth our neighbors and our friends.

Photography Awards and Exhibits

“Winged Beauty: Butterflies and other Insects”
Fernbank Museum of Natural History; Atlanta, GA, June-August, 2010 (solo photography exhibit)

North American Nature Photography Association’s Annual Showcase Competition 2010
3 images published in NANPA’s Expressions 2010

Nature’s Best Photography magazine Best Backyard’s Contest 2009
one image published in Nature's Best Photography Summer 2009

North American Nature Photography Association's Annual Showcase Competition 2009
one image published in NANPA'S Expressions 2009

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008 (contest sponsored by Natural History Museum, London and BBC Wildlife)
“Specially Commended, Animal Portraits Category.” Image published in Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Portfolio 18, BBC Books

NatureScapes.Net. Flora and Macro Forum, image of the week, Sept 26, 2008

NatureScapes.Net. Flora and Macro Forum, image of the week, May 23, 2008

Shepherd Center Photography Contest, “New Outlook on the World.”
One image, permanent collection, Jane Woodruff Pavilion, 2008

North American Nature Photography Association’s Annual Top 100 Showcase Competition 2008
One image published in NANPA’s Expressions 2008

North American Nature Photography Association’s Annual Showcase Competition 2008
Four images top 250, published in NANPA’s Expressions 2008

NatureScapes.Net. Flora and Macro Forum, image of the week. October 12, 2007

“Nature’s Jewels: Butterflies and Other Insects.”
Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, GA, June-December 2007, (solo photography exhibit)

NatureScapes.Net. Flora and Macro Forum, image of the week. May 11, 2007

National Wildlife Federation 2006 Annual Photography Competition
Honorable mention: other wildlife category. Published in Nature’s Best Magazine, Winter 2007

North American Nature Photography Association’s Annual Top 100 Showcase Competition 2006
One image published in NANPA’s Expressions 2007

North American Butterfly Association
Biennial photography contest, 2006, 2nd place; published in American Butterflies Magazine, Fall/Winter 2006

Backyard Butterflies of Georgia poster
Produced by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with Georgia Power and T.E.R.N., 2006

Nature’s Best Photography magazine/ Smithsonian Museum 2006 International Photography Competition
Highly honored: plant life category. Published in Nature’s Best Photography, Fall 2006

Image of the Week Award. Online Competition. Nature’s Best Magazine, 12/19/05

“Macrophotography: Into the Fields.” Berry College, Moon Gallery, Mt. Berry, GA, October 2005. (solo exhibit)