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Chase was born and raised in Monterey, California where he was immediately introduced to the natural world. With whales, sea otters, seals, birds, and wildlife right on his doorstep, it wasn’t hard for him to fall in love with nature.

He eventually moved up to Washington State where his passion for the outdoors took him to a brand new environment, filled with dense forests and mountains. Chase attended Western Washington University where he earned degrees in Organismal Biology and Zoology to help him understand the species he would be photographing for the rest of his life. Immediately after college, Chase moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he spent nearly every day out in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks photographing the spectacular wildlife and landscapes.

Recently, he relocated back to his hometown of Monterey, where he could be closer to the ocean and his family. Today, Chase has traveled across a good portion of the globe from the high arctic to the rainforests of Africa to the tropical waters of the South Pacific, all while bringing along his camera in an effort to document the invaluable wildlife and the land they call home. Chase continues to travel to far off destinations in search of new landscapes and animals in hopes that his photos can be used for future conservation efforts as a way to give a story and message imagery.

During his photography career, he has been published in multiple magazines, articles, and newspapers, while also having some of his images shown on television networks such as ABC, PBS, and BBC. Some of his print publications include National Geographic, Lonely Planet, National Wildlife Federation, Nature's Best Photography, and many others. Chase was also a winner in the Windland Smith Rice International Awards and will have his photos hanging in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.


Chase believes every photo tells a story and every story can inspire someone to make a change that will allow these great places and creatures a chance to last for generations to come.
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa), Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
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00582606 Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa), Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming© Chase Dekker
Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland
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00582732 Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland© Chase Dekker
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf, Tonga
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00596598 Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf, Tonga© Chase Dekker
African Lion (Panthera leo) mother and cubs, Masai Mara, Kenya
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00641982 African Lion (Panthera leo) mother and cubs, Masai Mara, Kenya© Chase Dekker
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) pod, Bahamas, Caribbean
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00599510 Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) pod, Bahamas, Caribbean© Chase Dekker
Black Bear (Ursus americanus) female grazing, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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00582503 Black Bear (Ursus americanus) female grazing, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada© Chase Dekker
Calla Lily (Zantedeschia sp) flowers at sunset, Big Sur, California
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00582552 Calla Lily (Zantedeschia sp) flowers at sunset, Big Sur, California© Chase Dekker
Long-beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus capensis) pod porpoising, Monterey Bay, California
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00582563 Long-beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus capensis) pod porpoising, Monterey Bay, California© Chase Dekker
River and moss-covered boulders, Elowah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
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00582585 River and moss-covered boulders, Elowah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon© Chase Dekker
Waves crashing along coast, Garrapata State Beach, California
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00582599 Waves crashing along coast, Garrapata State Beach, California© Chase Dekker
Orca (Orcinus orca) breaching near sailboat, San Juan Islands, Washington
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00582685 Orca (Orcinus orca) breaching near sailboat, San Juan Islands, Washington© Chase Dekker
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) pod, Bahamas, Caribbean
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00599528 Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) pod, Bahamas, Caribbean© Chase Dekker
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) kits playing, Washington
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00598831 Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) kits playing, Washington© Chase Dekker
Hiker near waterfall and basalt columns, Svartifoss Waterfall, Skaftafell National Park, Iceland
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00582739 Hiker near waterfall and basalt columns, Svartifoss Waterfall, Skaftafell National Park, Iceland© Chase Dekker
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) pair and whale watching boat, Monterey Bay, California
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00582753 Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) pair and whale watching boat, Monterey Bay, California© Chase Dekker
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) kit at den entrance, Washington
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00598829 Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) kit at den entrance, Washington© Chase Dekker
Stars above arches, Windows Section, Arches National Park, Utah
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00582756 Stars above arches, Windows Section, Arches National Park, Utah© Chase Dekker
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) mother greeting kit, Washington
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00589635 Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) mother greeting kit, Washington© Chase Dekker
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Monterey Bay, California
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00596600 Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Monterey Bay, California© Chase Dekker
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) tail slapping, Monterey Bay, California
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00599489 Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) tail slapping, Monterey Bay, California© Chase Dekker
Dogwood (Cornus sp) leaves, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California
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00599542 Dogwood (Cornus sp) leaves, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California© Chase Dekker
Frost-covered meadow, Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California
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00582493 Frost-covered meadow, Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California© Chase Dekker
Alaska Moose (Alces alces gigas) bull shedding velvet off antlers, Denali National Park, Alaska
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00582545 Alaska Moose (Alces alces gigas) bull shedding velvet off antlers, Denali National Park, Alaska© Chase Dekker
Hiker at Delicate Arch in winter, Arches National Park, Utah
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00582574 Hiker at Delicate Arch in winter, Arches National Park, Utah© Chase Dekker
Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California
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00582612 Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California© Chase Dekker
Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) feeding on Dungeness Crab (Cancer magister), Monterey Bay, California
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00582721 Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) feeding on Dungeness Crab (Cancer magister), Monterey Bay, California© Chase Dekker
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf and Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis), Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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00596613 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf and Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis), Amboseli National Park, Kenya© Chase Dekker
Waterfall reflected in flooded meadow, Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California
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00589621 Waterfall reflected in flooded meadow, Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California© Chase Dekker
African Lion (Panthera leo) male, Masai Mara, Kenya
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00596648 African Lion (Panthera leo) male, Masai Mara, Kenya© Chase Dekker
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) mother and calf, Tonga
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00596665 Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) mother and calf, Tonga© Chase Dekker
Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris) collecting grass for winter, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
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00641975 Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris) collecting grass for winter, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado© Chase Dekker
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf breaching, Monterey Bay, California
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00596674 Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf breaching, Monterey Bay, California© Chase Dekker
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Monterey Bay, California
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00599484 Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Monterey Bay, California© Chase Dekker
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) accidentally traps California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) in mouth while gulp feeding, Monterey Bay, California, sequence 1 of 4
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00599492 Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) accidentally traps California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) in mouth while gulp feeding, Monterey Bay, California, sequence 1 of 4© Chase Dekker
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) calf playing at surface, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
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00641998 Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) calf playing at surface, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico© Chase Dekker
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