Meet Nick

Welcome to my website and thank you for stopping by!

Photography has been a passion of mine for years, one that I inherited from my paternal grandfather Jerome Leadley, a talented amateur photographer in his own right. Unfortunately I never knew my grandfather but feel connected to him through my work.

Nature and wildlife photography holds a special fascination for me. I started my career in photography working for newspapers, which I suppose allows me to see the world in my own unique way. Because of my newspaper background I tend to try and tell a story with my photographs, even if the action is not all that dramatic.

And while my work has taken me to various locations around the world my favorite place to shoot is where I live in the western mountains of Maine, an area that not only changes with the seasons but offers something new and different to photograph every day. As Dorothy said, "There's no place like home".

Most of the photographs in the galleries would not be possible without the acceptance and tolerance of the birds and animals that have allowed me into their world. These images are as much theirs as they are mine and I am truly in their debt for the opportunities they have given me.

Lastly I must express my thanks to Dianne for her patience in tolerating all the early mornings, late nights, the long trips and the invaluable input she has provided over the years. I owe her more than I can truly express in words.

I am a member of the North American Nature Photography Association, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and the Nature Photographers Network. I am also a Registered Maine Guide and a certified Wilderness First Responder. My images have appeared in Nature Photographer magazine and most recently in Maine Tour magazine

I sincerely hope you enjoy viewing these photographs as much as I enjoyed creating them. And if you ever find yourself near the western mountains of Maine feel free to look me up.....or at least stay a while and enjoy yourself.


Nick Leadley
Rangeley, Maine
August, 2011