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Ryan Rossi
Mountain View, CA

About the Artist

Ryan Rossi is a self-taught nature photographer. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University and has received four fellowships for his research in artificial intelligence (AI). He spends most of his free time capturing the often overlooked, but beautiful details that arise in nature.

Ryan’s photography focuses on revealing the hidden side of nature. He attempts to capture the simple, beautiful, often overlooked patterns that form the essence of a natural subject. Ryan’s photography won 2nd prize at the Carolina Nature Photographers Association (CNPA) annual meeting in…

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About the Artist

Ryan Rossi is a self-taught nature photographer. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University and has received four fellowships for his research in artificial intelligence (AI). He spends most of his free time capturing the often overlooked, but beautiful details that arise in nature.

Ryan’s photography focuses on revealing the hidden side of nature. He attempts to capture the simple, beautiful, often overlooked patterns that form the essence of a natural subject. Ryan’s photography won 2nd prize at the Carolina Nature Photographers Association (CNPA) annual meeting in 2004 and the Alma Thomas Award at the SC State Art Exhibit later the same year. In the last 5 years, he has lived and taken photographs all over the United States. His work has also been largely inspired by his travels and experiences in Europe, Asia, and South America.

Artist’s Work

Great blue heron 2
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Great Blue Heron

By Ryan Rossi

Bee on lotus
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Bee on Lotus

By Ryan Rossi

Red crested cardinal
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Red-crested cardinal

By Ryan Rossi

Black bird
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Black Bird

By Ryan Rossi

Rare leucistic annas hummingbird 2
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Rare leucistic Anna's hummingbird 2

By Ryan Rossi

Lotus flower 4
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Lotus Flower

By Ryan Rossi

Eiffel tower 4
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Eiffel Tower

By Ryan Rossi

Worker bee
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Worker Bee

By Ryan Rossi

Stormy beach
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Stormy Beach

By Ryan Rossi

Lava flow
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Lava Flow

By Ryan Rossi

Milky way galaxy between mountains
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Milky Way Galaxy between Mountains

By Ryan Rossi

Orchid 4
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Orchid

By Ryan Rossi

Hummingbird in flight
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Hummingbird in flight

By Ryan Rossi

Humpback whale tail 2
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Humpback Whale Tail

By Ryan Rossi

Morning fog 3
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Morning Fog

By Ryan Rossi

Geyser mountain landscape
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Geyser Mountain Landscape

By Ryan Rossi

Blue bird
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Blue Bird

By Ryan Rossi

Stockholm old town
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Stockholm Old Town

By Ryan Rossi

Notre dame de paris
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Notre-Dame de Paris

By Ryan Rossi

Vieux lyon
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Vieux Lyon

By Ryan Rossi

Humpback whale breaching
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Humpback whale breaching

By Ryan Rossi

Sailboat 2
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Sailboat

By Ryan Rossi

Bald eagle 3
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Bald Eagle

By Ryan Rossi

Hummingbird resting high
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Hummingbird resting high

By Ryan Rossi

Rainbow over volcano 2
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Rainbow over Volcano 2

By Ryan Rossi

Bee closeup on flower
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Bee Closeup on Flower

By Ryan Rossi

Cactus closeup
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Cactus closeup

By Ryan Rossi

Three brothers at yosemite
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Three Brothers at Yosemite

By Ryan Rossi

Lava meets the ocean
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Lava Meets the Ocean

By Ryan Rossi

Mount rainier peak
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Mount Rainier Peak

By Ryan Rossi

Anole lizard on lotus
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Anole Lizard on Lotus

By Ryan Rossi

Beautiful rain
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Beautiful Rain

By Ryan Rossi

Adult male pelican
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Adult Male Pelican

By Ryan Rossi

Snowy egret bw 2
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Snowy Egret B&W

By Ryan Rossi

Butterfly cone
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Butterfly Cone

By Ryan Rossi

Steller jay
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Steller Jay

By Ryan Rossi

Flower motif
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Flower Motif

By Ryan Rossi

Exponential beauty bw
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Exponential Beauty B&W

By Ryan Rossi

Lake view 2
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Lake View

By Ryan Rossi

Peacock mom and baby
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Peacock Mom and Baby

By Ryan Rossi

Bison family
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Bison Family

By Ryan Rossi

Rare leucistic annas hummingbird
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Rare leucistic Anna's hummingbird

By Ryan Rossi

Exponential beauty
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Exponential Beauty

By Ryan Rossi

Mountain bluebird
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Mountain Bluebird

By Ryan Rossi

Tree frog on leaf
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Tree Frog on Leaf

By Ryan Rossi

Stream in mount rainier
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Stream in Mount Rainier

By Ryan Rossi

White orchid 2
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White Orchid

By Ryan Rossi

Mountain landscape bw with rainbow
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Mountain Landscape B&W with Rainbow

By Ryan Rossi

Dragonfly on lotus
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Dragonfly on Lotus

By Ryan Rossi

Cattail
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Cattail

By Ryan Rossi

Hawaiian flower
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Hawaiian Flower

By Ryan Rossi

Pololu valley
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Pololū Valley

By Ryan Rossi

Anole shadow
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Anole Shadow

By Ryan Rossi

Leucistic annas hummingbird in flight
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leucistic Anna's hummingbird in-flight

By Ryan Rossi

Overlooking territory 2
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Overlooking territory

By Ryan Rossi

Sleepy
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Sleepy

By Ryan Rossi

Purple flower closeup
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Purple Flower Closeup

By Ryan Rossi

Bird dance
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Bird Dance

By Ryan Rossi

Japanese iris
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Japanese Iris

By Ryan Rossi

Hungry chipmunk
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Hungry Chipmunk

By Ryan Rossi

Flower details
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Flower Details

By Ryan Rossi

Bee in flower
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Bee in Flower

By Ryan Rossi

Mule deer in yellowstone
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Mule Deer in Yellowstone

By Ryan Rossi

Bison calves
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Bison Calves

By Ryan Rossi

Alligators sunbathing
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Alligators Sunbathing

By Ryan Rossi

Stormy hot spring
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Stormy Hot Spring

By Ryan Rossi

Green sea turtle 2
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Green Sea Turtle

By Ryan Rossi

Rainbow over volcano
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Rainbow over Volcano

By Ryan Rossi

Pelican essence
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Pelican Essence

By Ryan Rossi

Seascape 4
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Seascape

By Ryan Rossi

Hummingbird on palm leaf
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Hummingbird on Palm Leaf

By Ryan Rossi

Sea lion 2
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Sea lion

By Ryan Rossi

Akaka falls
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Akaka Falls

By Ryan Rossi

Snowy paradise
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Snowy paradise

By Ryan Rossi

Green sea turtle at sunset
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Green Sea Turtle at Sunset

By Ryan Rossi

Wawaloli beach
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Wawaloli Beach

By Ryan Rossi

Great egret reflection
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Great Egret Reflection

By Ryan Rossi

Grizzly bear in yellowstone
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Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone

By Ryan Rossi

Bee on blue flower
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Bee on Blue Flower

By Ryan Rossi

Bird on lilypad
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Bird on Lilypad

By Ryan Rossi

Great blue heron
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Great Blue Heron

By Ryan Rossi

Mountain pasture
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Mountain Pasture

By Ryan Rossi

Lotus flower in sunlight
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Lotus Flower in Sunlight

By Ryan Rossi

Tree frog
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Tree frog

By Ryan Rossi

Snowy desert
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Snowy Desert

By Ryan Rossi

American buffalo
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American buffalo

By Ryan Rossi

Hummingbird in flight 2
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Hummingbird in flight

By Ryan Rossi

Grand canyon 4
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Grand Canyon

By Ryan Rossi

Red fox in yellowstone
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Red Fox in Yellowstone

By Ryan Rossi

Indian peacock
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Indian Peacock

By Ryan Rossi

Hummer in spotlight
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Hummer in Spotlight

By Ryan Rossi

Hummingbird perched on branch
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Hummingbird perched on branch

By Ryan Rossi

Ring tailed lemur
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Ring-Tailed Lemur

By Ryan Rossi

Hummingbird overlooking territory
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Hummingbird overlooking territory

By Ryan Rossi

Hummingbird perched on plant
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Hummingbird perched on plant

By Ryan Rossi

Carolina anole and dragonfly
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Carolina Anole and Dragonfly

By Ryan Rossi

Dragonfly on a waterlily
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Dragonfly on a Waterlily.

By Ryan Rossi

Tree frog peeking
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Tree Frog Peeking

By Ryan Rossi

Mini duffs
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Miniature Daffodil's on Black

By Ryan Rossi

Cassins finch
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Cassin's Finch

By Ryan Rossi

Elk and bison
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Elk and Bison

By Ryan Rossi

Butterfly flower
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Butterfly Flower

By Ryan Rossi

Pelican reflection
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Pelican Reflection

By Ryan Rossi

Duck reflection
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Duck Reflection

By Ryan Rossi

Falcon
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Falcon

By Ryan Rossi

Beauty after destruction
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Beauty after destruction

By Ryan Rossi

Hidden peace
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Hidden peace

By Ryan Rossi

Cheetah
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Cheetah

By Ryan Rossi

Coyote hunting
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Coyote Hunting

By Ryan Rossi

Hawaiian ranch
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Hawaiian Ranch

By Ryan Rossi

Hummingbird perched
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Hummingbird perched

By Ryan Rossi

Hummingbird overlooking territory 2
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Hummingbird overlooking territory 2

By Ryan Rossi

Red fox 3
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Red fox

By Ryan Rossi

Humpback whale monterey
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Humpback Whale Monterey

By Ryan Rossi

Dragonfly and anole
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Dragonfly and Anole

By Ryan Rossi

Fishermans wharf monterey
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Fisherman's Wharf Monterey

By Ryan Rossi

Akaka falls 2
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Akaka Falls

By Ryan Rossi

Orchid hidden beauty
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Orchid Hidden Beauty

By Ryan Rossi

Frog hiding in pond
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Frog Hiding in Pond

By Ryan Rossi

Oasis
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Oasis

By Ryan Rossi

Eiffel tower of las vegas 2
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Eiffel Tower of Las Vegas

By Ryan Rossi

Monarch butterfly
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Monarch butterfly

By Ryan Rossi

Great horned owl
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Great Horned Owl

By Ryan Rossi

Half dome with waterfall
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Half Dome with Waterfall

By Ryan Rossi

Yosemite valley 3
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Yosemite Valley

By Ryan Rossi

Yosemite valley bw
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Yosemite Valley B&W

By Ryan Rossi

Yosemite valley overlook
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Yosemite Valley Overlook

By Ryan Rossi

Rare leucistic annas hummingbird 3
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Rare leucistic Anna's hummingbird

By Ryan Rossi

Mount rainier
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Mount Rainier

By Ryan Rossi

Serenity among chaos
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Serenity among chaos

By Ryan Rossi

Geyser reflections
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Geyser Reflections

By Ryan Rossi

Underwater lava tube
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Underwater Lava Tube

By Ryan Rossi

Bird fishing in lake tahoe
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Bird Fishing in Lake Tahoe

By Ryan Rossi

Peaceful lakescape
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Peaceful Lakescape

By Ryan Rossi

Reflections 12
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Reflections

By Ryan Rossi

Sand dunes 3
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Sand Dunes

By Ryan Rossi

Volcanic coastline 2
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Volcanic Coastline 2

By Ryan Rossi

Bison 3
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Bison

By Ryan Rossi

Pelican infinity
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Pelican Infinity

By Ryan Rossi

Volcanic coastline
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Volcanic Coastline

By Ryan Rossi

Water lily closeup
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Water Lily Closeup

By Ryan Rossi

Milky way 2
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Milky Way

By Ryan Rossi

Lotus hidden beauty
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Lotus Hidden Beauty

By Ryan Rossi

Waipio valley 2
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Waipio Valley

By Ryan Rossi

Pigeon point lighthouse
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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

By Ryan Rossi

Crab at half moon bay
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Crab at Half Moon Bay

By Ryan Rossi

Half dome with waterfall bw
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Half Dome with Waterfall B&W

By Ryan Rossi

Yosemite valley overlook bw
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Yosemite Valley Overlook B&W

By Ryan Rossi

Black pool hot spring
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Black Pool Hot Spring

By Ryan Rossi

Hungry coyote
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Hungry Coyote

By Ryan Rossi

Grand prismatic spring
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Grand Prismatic Spring

By Ryan Rossi

Bay bridge 3
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Bay Bridge

By Ryan Rossi

Mount rainier dusk
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Mount Rainier Dusk

By Ryan Rossi

Jellies 2
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Jellies

By Ryan Rossi

Sf bay
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SF Bay

By Ryan Rossi

Lower yosemite falls
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Lower Yosemite Falls

By Ryan Rossi

Selected Exhibitions

  • Lens Work Gallery
    Pawleys Island, SC, 2013

Press and Accolades

  • 2nd Prize at CNPA in Digitally Enhanced Category
    2004
  • Alma Thomas Award at the SC State Exhibit
    2004

Education

  • Purdue University, PhD, Computer Science
    West Lafayette, IN,2014 
  • Purdue University, MSc, Computer Science
    West Lafayette, IN,2013