With seven photographic books, over 200 magazine covers, and bylines in numerous national magazines—including National Geographic, Field & Stream, Gray’s Sporting Journal, and Smithsonian—to his credit, Denver Bryan is surprisingly self-effacing about his photographic achievements. “I’m where I am today because of a genetic defect,” claims the tall, dark-haired 50-year-old, a wry grin barely discernable beneath his well-trimmed moustache. “Nobody in my family is capable of working for someone else, so we’re all self-employed.” It’s this kind of light-hearted attitude—combined with an abiding love of the natural world and a gritty, unaffected self-confidence—that informs much of Bryan’s photography, and his life in general.

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