Art Collectors Choice: Oklahoma’s Karen Bannon, Combining Passions For Nature, Photography & Digital

Thom Bierdz
4 min readMay 7, 2023

In the world of nature photography, Karen Bannon’s name stands out, for dedication, passion, and skill. With her eye for detail, Karen first established herself as an exceptional bird photographer. Based in Carney, Oklahoma, she specializes in capturing the beauty, essence, and unique character of birds in their natural habitats. Her images are not only mesmerizing and haunting but also help raise awareness about the importance of protecting and preserving the environment.

Through her lens, Karen captures the enchanting world of birds, offering viewers a glimpse into their unique behaviors and characteristics.

Karen Bannon’s journey into nature photography began with her innate love for the outdoors and the captivating beauty of birds. It was during the hardest time of her life, when doctors diagnosed her as terminal, when she focused instead on photography and exploring digital tools to tribute life. Photography was the best way to escape her fears. This brought peace and important, breathtaking images.

Karen’s dedication to her craft has led her to push the boundaries of what is possible with her camera, computer and creativity. As an award-winning nature/ animal photographer and artist, she strives for excellence, constantly honing her skills to create evocative images that transport her audience to the heart of the wild or pushing one’s imagination.

In addition to her bird photography, Karen also has a flair for capturing intense moments in people’s lives. From the priceless expression of a bride saying “yes” for the first time to other significant milestones, Karen’s photography tells a story that will be cherished for years to come.

Karen Bannon’s unwavering dedication to her craft, her love for the natural world, and her commitment to making a positive difference have earned her a well-deserved reputation as an outstanding nature photographer and artist. Her stunning images serve as a testament to the beauty and wonder of the environment and the creatures that inhabit it.

To view Karen Bannon’s captivating images or to schedule a consultation, visit or reach out to on Facebook “Karen Bannon photography “My Studio”



Thom Bierdz

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA & ACCA.