May 10, 2024
Heather is proud to announce that she is now a full-time contributor to the Responsible Photography blog.  The blog, created and run by Lori Cash & Angie Maloney, publishes monthly content on ethical photography tips. You can check out the blog HERE.  Heather's first article will post in late July. 
April 26, 2024
Heather's a featured contributor to National Wildlife Magazine's Spring 2024 issue.
Photo of Heather by Dave Showalter 2024
April 1, 2024
Heather's Purple Martin photo story about purple martins and their landlords in Austin Texas was published in National Wildlife Magazine's spring 2024 issue! It can also be seen online HERE. 

copyright 2017 - 2022 Heather Valey

March 26, 2024
Heather Valey will be taking over the North American Nature Photographer Association's (NANPA) instagram channel (@nanpapix) for a week starting on April 1! She will take the opportunity to showcase some of her favorite conservation images with a wider audience!
Copyright 2024 Heather Valey
Copyright 2024 Heather Valey
copyright 2024 Heather Valey
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Copyright 2021 Heather Valey
Copyright 2021 Heather Valey
January 22, 2024
Heather Valey will be one of three photographer guides at a NANPA regional photography workshop in Austin Texas in April. The workshop will take participants to optimal viewing sites for the solar eclipse and the amazing spring wildflower bloom in the hill country of Texas! You can find more information here: Solar Eclipse and Texas Wildflowers Regional Event (April 6-9, 2024) - NANPA

Copyright 2018 Heather Valey

January 1, 2024
Heather's photo of a red-winged black bird in the throes of a territorial call has been published in this year's Colorado Outdoors magazine photography issue! 
Please consider visiting the Colorado Outdoors website and supporting the great work they do. 

Copyright 2023 Heather Valey

November 21, 2023
Heather Valey's photograph "In the Middle", depicting a lone prairie dog stuck in the middle of a heavy construction site, won first place in the Conservation category in the 2024 North American Nature Photography Association's (NANPA) showcase!
Heather is grateful that this win has brought attention to the plight of the urban black-tailed prairie dog in the Colorado front range. 
You can see all of the winners at NANPA and PetaPixel. 

Copyright 2023 Heather Valey

October 6, 2023
Heather's photography is published by In Defense of Animals to promote a campaign to relocate prairie dogs in danger of lethal management in Centennial Colorado.  Heather is proud that her images helped save these animals. 
These images were taken at a development site in Centennial Colorado, where the animals were in extreme danger of being bulldozed during preparation of a site for development.  Enough awareness was generated to get these animals relocated to a site in Pueblo, Colorado.  You can read more about this on my blog. 
January 1, 2023
Heather's photography is showcased in the annual Colorado Outdoors photography issue! Heather's photo of bighorn sheep lambs at Mount Evans was showcased in the Colorado Outdoors photography issue! 
Please consider visiting the Colorado Outdoors website and supporting the great work they do. 

Copyright 2022 Heather Valey

July 19, 2022
Heather Valey is featured in Shout Out Colorado!
Shout Out Colorado interviewed me earlier this year for a feature on their website that showcases creative professionals in Colorado! 
You can check out the feature here: 
April 10, 2022
Heather's image of a purple martin in blue bonnets is featured on the spring issue of the Purple Martin Update published by the Purple Martin Conservation Association! Please consider visit their website to learn more about purple martins and their conservation efforts: Purple Martin Conservation Association​​​​​​​

Copyright 2017 Heather Valey


July 24, 2021
Heather's photo exhibition of Austin's urban purple martins and their landlords raises money for Travis Audubon in Austin Texas.  Heather set up her exhibit at the annual Travis Audubon Purple Martin Party, an important outreach event that educates the public about purple martins and migration. 

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