Eric Esterle is a freelance photographer and two time award-winning photographer for the U.S. Federal Government. He has photographed many U.S. public figures in the studio and on location. His public-domain photographs have appeared in publications such as The White House Presidential Transition Booklet, The New York Times, and various Federal Government publications and online mediums. Eric licenses a selection of his private work for certain commercial clients.
His private work has been licensed to Popular Photography Magazine, Conde' Nast Travel, and have even graced the Nikon USA website. Mr. Esterle's work has been published in articles for 500px, Topaz Labs, The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Caters News, The Weather Channel, and The New York Post to list a few.
Eric is a contributing photographer to the Aviation Photo Journal, but his passion is wildlife and conservation photography. His wildlife photos have won numerous National Geographic Daily Dozen, Top Shot, and Editor's Favorites awards. Additionally Eric had 3 images accepted into the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 contest. His wildlife image also won the 2016 Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Viewer's Choice Award and have been published in N-Photo Magazine. In addition a selection of Eric's photos were licensed for use in book and calendar prints by Capture Maryland Outdoors, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and shared on Twitter to over a half-million users. Eric is a PADI certified diver and spends much of his time in or under the water. When on land, Eric enjoys photographing wildlife, landscapes, city-scapes, aviation, sports, and loves to travel.
Eric is an active member of the Nikon Professional Services cadre and has previously worked for the Walt Disney Company as a photographer. While much of Eric's experience is self-taught he has complimented life-long learning with classroom instruction in flash photography and studio lighting at the Washington School of Photography.