Dawn Wilson


Dawn Wilson is a professional and award-winning nature photographer and travel writer who specializes in telling the stories about wildlife and destinations of the Rocky Mountains. A 20-year resident of northern Colorado, including the last six in Estes Park, she served as the president of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), is co-host of The Nature Photographer Podcast, guides in the Estes Park area and writes for the Estes Park Trail Gazette. Dawn’s photography and writing have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Outdoor Photographer, Colorado Life, Colorado Outdoors, and MotorHome magazine.


Estes Park is known for its abundance of wildlife, including elk, deer, coyotes, big horn sheep, and bears, to name a few. It’s also known for its quaint downtown, music, events, The Stanley Hotel, and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Author, Dawn Wilson is pleased to announce a book signing and ask-the-author-anything event this Saturday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Old Gallery in Allenspark, CO.

The first views of Estes Valley, with the awe-inspiring scene of mountain peaks along the Continental Divide, have garnered the same wide-eyed response from first-time visitors as far back as when Joel Estes first settled in the area in 1860.