I have been taking photos for over a decade, both as an amateur and more recently in a professional capacity. My work mainly centers on nature photographyfrom broad landscapes, to intimate portraits of wildlife, small scenes, and more. I occasionally dabble in other genres, including abstract, urban decay, and even photojournalism.

I am drawn to stark contrasts, layers, and the often overlooked smaller details found throughout nature, and these themes are often present within my photography. My ultimate mission is to get people to take a closer look at the world around them, and to give the often not-so-loved parts of nature a second chance.

My work has been featured in a variety of outlets, including interpretive displays, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, government and academic reports, and more.

Photographer Kyle Brooks with Camera

A Selection of My Favorite Photos

A natural arch spanning across a blue sky in Arches National Park, Utah
A natural arch in Arches National Park, Utah.
A long exposure of a waterfall hiding behind a boulder among green trees and moss.
Hidden Falls in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio.
A woman (Olivia Brooks) looking at Factory Butte.
My partner gazing at Factory Butte, a geologic feature on BLM public land outside of Hanksville, Utah.
A Desert Blonde Tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes).
An adult, male Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus) against a white background.

A series of wildlife portraits. The left features a freshly metamorphosed Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus). The center features a Desert Blonde Tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes). The right features a male Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus).

Last rays at sunset hitting a rolling sandstone landscape in Arches National Park.
The last few moments of light hitting ancient sand dunes turned rock in Arches National Park, Utah.
A green and yellow Striped Lynx Spider (Oxyopes salticus) sitting on a blade of grass.
A Striped Lynx Spider (Oxyopes salticus) from a wildlife opening in the Wayne National Forest, Ohio
An abstract black and white shot of puffalls.
Abstract photo of a stream.
Abstract shot of Turkey Tail Fungus.

An abstract series, focusing on layers and contrasting spaces.

An image of Lake Vesuvius at dawn, with a boater riding through a sunlight portion of the lake, and fog rising up from the water.
A boater on Lake Vesuvius, Wayne National Forest, at dawn.
An Eastern Gartersnake periscoping and staring at the camera.
An intrigued Eastern Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) examining the camera.
Water cascading through the shale gorge at Watkins Glen.
Rainbow Falls and Triple Falls at Watkins Glen State Park, New York.
A wildland firefighter standing among smoke and flames as he conducts a prescribed burn.
A wildland firefighter conducting a prescribed burn in the Wayne National Forest.
A closeup of a Luna Moth's face.
A closeup of a Luna Moth (Actias luna) from Mothapalooza in Shawnee State Forest, Ohio.
A storm rolling across Lake Erie at sunset.
A storm rolling across Lake Erie at sunset. Taken on the beach at Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve, Ohio.
A single plant on the edge of a cliff overlooking a vast landscape at Bryce Canyon National Park.
Looking out at the vast vista from the edge of Bryce Canyon. Taken at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah,
A bunch of fern fiddleheads growing on the side of a hill, backlit by the sun.
Growth of fern fiddleheads in the spring. Taken in the Wayne National Forest, Ohio.
The sunset at Arches National Park.
A fiery sunset at Arches National Park, Utah.