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Jerry Nelson is a nationally recognized photojournalist. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publicaitons and news outlets including USAToday, CNN, Upsurge, CBS, Dream Row, Earthwalkers and others. He photographs and licenses images for all manner of commercial and editorial use as well as selling through this website. When not traveling, he is available for portraits, events and concerts.

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"I realize the dreams to travel were mine alone. I have friends that have dreamed of traveling and trekking since the days that we all roamed the woods around Hot Springs, Virginia. I realize that most of those friends will never have the opportunity to journey. Life gets in the way sometimes. But I have tried to share the majesty, intimacy and timelessness of places in my photographs in a way I hope everyone can relate to.



I've tried to capture the reality of my childhood imaginations and share them with you. I realize that despite having grown up with these dreams, nobody needs to go on trips like I do. But as we work through the daily routine of life at home, sometimes it helps to know that we could go. That it's all really there. Better yet, I hope my photographs inspire a few of you to actually follow your dreams and take your journey. I want to remind everyone that ordinary working people can visit remote places like I have. They do it all the time. These are not expensive or difficult places to explore if you travel independently and stay with the locals. And of course, there are endless experiences to be had in the wilderness areas of your own backyard.



You can't begin a journey if you don't step out. There is nothing mysterious about a rucksack. All you need are a couple changes of clothes, some hard earned time off and less money than you think. Get out there with me and watch the ravens fly through the dazzling glow of a remote slot canyon, watch the northern lights dance over the snows of Denali, walk a knife-edge ridge in the Smokies or take an extended journey and join the Tibetan pilgrims spinning prayer wheels outside a cliffside monastery. Fish for Pirrhana in the Amazon, watch autumn leaves fall in a gentle snowstorm in Patagonia, marvel at a palm tree swaying dark against a billion stars while camping on a moonless night in the middle of the South Pacific, or sail a 16th century ship through the sound into open water and living with the protestors at various "Occupy" sites throughout the country. It's all there.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Relax with kava, a tropical drink
Kava is a non-alcoholic drink that originates in the south pacific, Sweeping America, kava is the latest organic drink to relax and refresh with.

Sunday, June 24, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Document condones violence at September DNC in Charlotte
(12 comments) A document released by the coalition calling itself "March on Wall Street South" seems to condone violence by protestors.

Monday, June 18, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Idaho: Resistence Rising!
(1 comments) Activists in Idaho are making progress in their struggle for change

Sunday, June 17, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Dying in Idaho
(2 comments) People die in pain while Idaho legislators look the other way

Thursday, June 14, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
NFL Hall of Fame has the chance to right a wrong with Jerry Kramer
Jerry Kramer is the only Green Bay Packer from the first Super Bowl to NOT be in the NFL Hall of Fame. Football fans are starting a movement to change that.

Monday, June 11, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
VanderSloot seeks to help Romney destroy our national parks and monuments
(1 comments) Melaleuca billionaire Frank VanderSloot supports Romney's plan to start drilling for oil and gas in our nation's national parks.

Thursday, June 7, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Embattled Idaho School Superintendent may lose his job
Tom Luna, Idaho School Superintended is fueling calls for his resignation

Wednesday, June 6, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A simple question in search of a simple answer
What have the representatives done for Idaho?

Friday, June 1, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
New Plymouth homeowner set to lose home to fracking
Tina Fisher has been a homeowner in New Plymouth, ID for seven years. She may lose her home due to fracking going on next door.

Friday, June 1, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
United Vision for Idaho gives a voice
(2 comments) United Vision for Idaho gives voice and direction to 24 ideologically and geographically scattered groups.

Friday, June 1, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Truth and honor are victims of Idaho legislature
Mormon dominated Idaho legislature is sacrificing words like truth and honor on the altar of greed and corruption.

Thursday, May 31, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Deadly chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing revealed
Most deadly chemicals used in 'fracking' are revealed for the first time here.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Idaho Legislator to Get Rich off Taxpayers' Backs
Idaho State Senator Monty J. Pearce stands to get wealthy through an undisclosed conflict of interest surrounding fracking.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Idaho legislature to take $845 million more dollars from taxpayers in the state
Hiding tax incentives from the voters, Idaho's lawmakers take another $845 million away

Sunday, May 27, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"Honey, sit down. I have something to tell you."
(1 comments) Each day, more Americans are having to make some life or death decisions.

Saturday, May 26, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Idaho prepares for first execution in June
(5 comments) Idaho is on pace to match number of executions performed annually in Texas

Thursday, March 8, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Greed and Death In the Mountains (Part I)
(5 comments) Life has always been rough in the coal mines of southern West Virginia. Today, it's no different

Tuesday, January 17, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
World Children's Choir Rocks MLK Birthday Celebration in Washington DC
World Children's Choir celebrates MLK Jr. birthday in Washington DC

Sunday, January 15, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Rats, Water and Tug-of-War. How YOU Can Help OccupyDC
(2 comments) Despite natural and manmade disasters, OccupyDC continues

Saturday, December 24, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
OccupyDC. Occupy Alcohol?
(1 comments) Alcohol and illegal drugs will destroy OccupyDC long before the police do

Sunday, December 18, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
We Can't Eat Money
(2 comments) The economy is failing faster everyday. What's a person to do who is seeking security and stability?

Saturday, December 10, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Occupy Movement Finds a Direction: Vacant Homes
(2 comments) The Occupy movement starts to occupy foreclosed homes.

Friday, December 2, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Taking Your Money Out of Wells Fargo?
OccupyDC prepares to Occupy Wells Fargo

Thursday, December 1, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Occupy Movement Showing Signs of Wearing in Face of Cold Temperatures
As the temperature drops, so apparently does commitment

Tuesday, November 29, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Two Big Cheerleaders for Occupy DC
OccupyDC picked up two big cheerleaders in November

Sunday, November 27, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Day America Started Downward
(6 comments) A visit to Kennedy's grave sparks thoughts about the direction of the country.

Thursday, November 24, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
OccupyDC Can Be Hypocritical When It Comes to First Amendment
(1 comments) Does't First Amendment rights extend to speech that you don't agree with? Apparently some protestors at OccupyDC don't think so.

Thursday, November 24, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Facebook and Acceptable Behavior
(2 comments) Facebook has made it ok to engage in behaviors we never would do in real life.

Monday, November 21, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Innovative Solar Power -- Free
(3 comments) An innovative, solar powered space heater works nicely in McPherson Square, home of OccupyDC

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Iconic Image of OccupyDC
This image of General McPherson has become iconic in representing the Occupy movement as it unfolds in McPherson Square in Washington DC

Monday, November 14, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
It's My Birthday....
A review of my last twelve months in words and photographs

Saturday, November 12, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Is Occupy D.C. Falling Apart?
(3 comments) As temperatures drop in Washington D.C., tempers are rising at Occupy D.C. -- an organization that appears to be falling apart.

Thursday, November 10, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Occupy Wall Street Video
Some recent photos from Occupy Wall Street

Tuesday, November 8, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
OccupyDC -- As I See It. Green Lights and Pedestrians
"Georgia" spoke out publicly for the first time yesterday since making contact with a car at OccupyDC Friday night.

Thursday, October 13, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Two Dollars and Shattered Dreams
(2 comments) The top 1% of the population own the wealth. The other 99% own the power to protest.