Gustav W. Verderber

Gustav W. Verderber is a naturalist, author, professional nature photographer, photography and ecotour leader, and adjunct professor of environmental science. He is considered by Vermont Magazine as one of Vermont’s foremost nature photographers.  His credits include: a cover & feature article in Natural History, Nature Photographer, Nature’s Best (including a back cover), Backpacker, National Audubon Society Calendar, Ranger Rick, Vermont Life, Vermont Magazine, Yankee, Northern Woodlands, Natural New England, Fly Rod & Reel, Adirondack Life, and Nebraskaland Magazine as well as newspapers, scientific journals, textbooks, websites, and commercial publications.  Gustav has been the featured guest speaker at the New England Camera Club Council Annual Convention, The Photographic Society of America International Conference, the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs, the Cleveland Metro Parks annual festival, as well as at clubs, corporate meetings, nature centers, galleries, and campuses across the United States. His prints are exhibited in galleries and private collections worldwide.

Gustav lives in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom with his wife, Cheryl, and their English setters, Be’la and Charley.

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In 2003, Gustav photographed Yellowstone National Park on assignment for Kodak.  His book, “Photographing Yellowstone National Park” (Countryman Press, 2007) is available through his website ( and

Gustav has just published his fourth book, “Sojourns In Nature – Close to Home and Farther Afield” with his friend and partner, Rob Servranckx.  The portfolio of over 150 images of some of their best work spanning more than a decade of fieldwork in New England, the American West, Central America, Africa, and the Canadian Maritimes is available on the Sojourns In Nature website. See the review by Helen Longest-Saccone, publisher of Nature Photographer magazine below. Then click on the Blurb link following the review to preview and purchase the book.

“Close to Home and Farther Afield” features over 150 images by Gustav W. Verderber and Robert Servranckx.   This is a stunningly beautiful portfolio of landscape, wildlife, and macro images.   Those familiar with Gustav’s and Rob’s work will be thrilled with this collection of images, and those new to their work will be dedicated fans once they experience the splendor of their work.   The rich colors, the dramatic scenics, the eye-stopping wildlife behavior, the unique macro images, and more draw you into this book beckoning you to spend hours upon hours studying this collection of images. The book’s design is very pleasing in its simplicity supporting the exquisite beauty of each image.   Closer to Home and Farther Afield is a book that photographers as well as nature lovers will treasure.”

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  1. maureen bell June 3, 2015 at 20:14 #

    hi gustav! vance and i found you on the guild website. wanted to tell you we really enjoyed meeting you and spending the day together at the stowe market. i hope we meet again some day.

    your photos here are so beautiful. i love the bear and the hummingbird. keep up the great work. maureen

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