Richard Reynolds
RICHARD REYNOLDS Artist
Butterfly Art

Richard Reynolds has been photographing nature for more than 40 years. His interest in photography began in 1968 when he borrowed a Kodak Signet camera to take to Big Bend National Park.

After three years in college studying pre-engineering and architecture, he enrolled in 1973 at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Photography and Color Technology in 1976.

From 1976 – 1980, Richard was Technical Staff Assistant at the University of Texas Department of Journalism where he managed the photo lab and instructed students in lab and studio photography techniques. During that time he honed his black and white and color landscape photography skills in Texas and the American Southwest.

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Richard Reynolds Butterfly Art - Click on any image below to see a larger version and purchase information!
The artist has been busy creating even more incredible images. Butterflies are among the world's most beautiful insects. These amazing images of just a few of nature's collection of the delicate, winged butterflies are wonderful additions to Reynolds' portfolio.
Alpine Black Swallowtail
Alpine Black Swallowtail
The Constable
The Constable
Aurora Morpho
Aurora Morpho
Baeotus Baeotus
Baeotus Baeotus
Blue Peacock
Blue Peacock
Brown Accented Butterfly
Brown Accented Butterfly
Brown Patch Ceres Forester
Brown Patch Ceres Forester
Charaxes Analava Underside
Charaxes Analava Underside
Checkered Swallowtail
Checkered Swallowtail
Claudina Agrias Underside
Claudina Agrias Underside
Clipper Butterfly
Clipper Butterfly
Clown Butterfly Underside
Clown Butterfly Underside
Common Clubtail
Common Clubtail
Common Green Birdwing
Common Green Birdwing
Common Green Charaxes
Common Green Charaxes
Common Pink Forester Underside
Common Pink Forester Underside
Common Red Glider
Common Red Glider
Cymothoe Oemilust
Cymothoe Oemilius
Euphaedra Adonina
Euphaedra Adonina
Forest Mother of Pearl
Forest Mother of Pearl
Godarts Morpho
Godarts Morpho
Golden Birdwing
Golden Birdwing
Great Blue Swallowtail
Great Blue Swallowtail
Great Blue Swallowtail Top Underside
Great Blue Swallowtail Top Underside
Green Swallowtail
Green Swallowtail
Green Veined Emperor
Green Veined Emperor
Hadrians White Charaxes
Hadrians White Charaxes
Harlequin Butterfly
Harlequin Butterfly
Jeweled Nawab
Jeweled Nawab
Madagascan Diadem
Madagascan Diadem
Madagascan Green veined Charaxes
Madagascan Green Veined Charaxes
Madagascan Swallowtail
Madagascan Swallowtail
Malay Lacewing
Malay Lacewing
Nomion Apollo
Nomion Apollo
Painted Beauty
Painted Beauty
Painted Beauty Underside
Painted Beauty Underside
Pansy Daggerwing
Pansy Daggerwing
Papilio Lormieri
Papilio Lormieri
Peacock Butterfly
Peacock Butterfly
Pink Glasswing
Pink Glasswing
Prepona Praenesta Confusa Underside
Prepona Praenesta Confusa Underside
Prepona Praeneste Confusa
Prepona Praeneste Confusa
Priams Birdwing
Priams Birdwing
Prothoe Semperi Semperi
Prothoe Semperi Semperi
Purple Spotted Swallowtail
Purple Spotted Swallowtail
Red Lace Wing
Red Lace Wing
Red Mormon
Red Mormon
Rose Common
Rose Common
Shining Red Charaxes
Shining Red Charaxes
Sulkowski Blue
Sulkowski Blue
Trajans Forest Queen
Trajans Forest Queen
Ushers Palla
Usshers Palla
Wallaces Golden Birdwing
Wallaces Golden Birdwing
Alcides Orontes
Alcides Orontes
Urania
Urania
Unknown Verso
Unknown Verso
Archduke Common
Common Archduke
Deidamia Neoptolemus
Deidamia Neoptolemus
Kallima Cymodoce
Kallima Cymodoce
Deidamus Neo
Deidamus Neo

Erebus Macrops
Erebus Macrops
Fivebar Swordtail
Fivebar Swordtail
Goliath Supremus Side
Goliath Supremus Side
Hamadryas Arinome
Hamadryas Arinome
Morpho Deidamia Neoptolemus
Morpho Deidamia Neoptolemus
Moth Cecropia
Moth Cecropia
Rice Paper
Rice Paper
Tiger Common
Tiger Common

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From 1980 – 1983 he continued to improve his nature and landscape photography skills while living in Greensboro, NC.  In 1983, he returned to Texas to take a job as Chief Photographer for the Texas Tourist Development Agency and in this position, he traveled the state, documenting its people, tourist attractions, and numerous natural resources. During that time Richard’s photographs were used thousands of times in travel guides, encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, and newspapers around the world.

In 1990, he struck out on his own to establish a stock photography business specializing in Texas subjects. During that time he continued to sell his work to prominent state and national publications such as Texas Highways, Texas Parks and Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, Sunset, Southern Living, Outside, Reader’s Digest, Westways, AAA World and many others.

Richard has been the sole photographer of a cookbook, 10 books of landscape and nature photography, and co-photographer of two others; the sole photographer of several dozen calendars, and has 28 Texas Highways covers to his credit.

He currently resides in Austin, TX with his wife, Nancy.