2nd Place in Arizona Highways Magazine's 2018/2019 Photo Contest.


Tam Ryan is a published and award-winning nature and wildlife photographer based in Arizona. Her photo of Snowy Egrets was published in Arizona Highways Magazine, May 2018 issue and her photo of Black-necked Stilts was included in the Wildlife Finalists in Arizona Highways Magazine's 2018 photo contest.  In 2019, three of Tam Ryan's images were in the Wildlife finalists in the 2018/2019 Arizona Highways Magazine's photo contest.  Her image of four Great Egrets surrounded by mist on a pond garnered 2nd Place in Arizona Highways Magazine's 2018/2019 contest.


The Nature Conservancy Calendar 2019  features Tam's photo of a male House Finch.  The 2019 Arizona Game and Fish Calendar is Tam's photo of a Cottontail Rabbit in the April month.

ARIZONA HIGHWAYS MAGAZINE - February 2020 issue 

Coyotes at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona


SECOND PLACE 

Arizona Highways Magazine's 2018-2019

Photo Contest:

Purchase image HERE


Website link to the Winners



Photo Exhibits

IRISH CULTURAL CENTER - PHOENIX - DEC. 2019 through JAN. 31, 2020


Arizona State University,  Phoenix in the Ucent Building main lobby until May 2019. 

ASU Address: 411 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona.


Rancho Linda Vista Gallery - Oracle, Arizona - March 2018


Other Publications and Awards:


SECOND PLACE Winner - Arizona Highways Magazine's 2018-2019 Photo Contest

Arizona Highways Magazine Wildlife Finalists (3)-  Great Egret, Great Egrets, House Finch


Nature Conservancy Calendar 2019 - House Finch

Nature Conservancy one-time use  photo license for this image

Arizona Highways Magazine, May 2018, Snowy Egrets

Wildlife Finalist in 2018 Arizona Highways Magazine's contest: Black-necked Stilts

Arizona Game and Fish yearly calendars, 202020192018, 2017, 2016

Cover Photo on Arizona Highways Magazine's Facebook page January 2014

Arizona Highways Magazine's weekly "Friday Fotos" on Facebook

Arizona Highways e-book - Salt River Wild Horses

Arizona Republic Newspaper, Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona Daily Star Newspaper, Tucson, Arizona

The Sun Newspaper, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Lake Havasu City Chamber of Commerce publications

London Bridge Days Brochures

Havasu Magazine

Discover Havasu Magazine

Guide to the Western Sunbelt

Colorado River Guide

Lake Havasu Yacht Club Brochure

Beachcomber RV Resort Brochure

Lake Havasu Boat Tours business cards

Travel Poker - A Retix Publication, May/June 1990

Mohave County Phone Book 1984 - Cover Photo

First place award for "Skull Shadow", August 2009, judged by Glyn Davies, Professional Photographer, and Gallery.

The winner in twelve categories, Arizona Office of Tourism Arizona Summer Scene 1992, judged by Carlos Elmer, renowned photographer for Arizona Highways Magazine

The Grand Prize Winner - Lake Havasu area Film Commission's Film in Arizona Contest, May 1980

Art show ribbons awarded as a member of Lake Havasu City Art Guild (1980's)

Published Photos


I have lived in the Southwestern United States for over forty years. My interests center on the region's unique attributes, especially its vast landscapes. Other interests include abstracts, abstracts in nature, desert flora, desert wildlife, and birds.


I received my first camera at age ten from my father, who learned darkroom photography from a prominent photojournalist. That first starter camera sparked my interest in photography from that day forward. By the time I was in my twenties, I realized that photography would be a part of the rest of my life.


Being outside with nature is the most rewarding part of expressing myself with photography.  My challenge is to convey the beauty and serenity of nature through each image.