Joanne Panizzera


I enjoy shooting in several mediums, both above and below the sea.  Nature inspires me; always has.  Horses have been a passion forever and I’m drawn to Western landscapes, especially to a ranch in Pinedale, Wyoming, The Flying A Guest Ranch.  That is the site of an image I took called, “Reflections” (horses as seen above). In June 2009, it  won the USA Today/Discover “Picture USA” national photo contest.

It has since been licensed by Pumpernickel Press Greeting Cards and has been released as a Birthday greeting in their “Everyday line under the category “Birthday Farm Friends”; it is item # 80207. It has been collected across the US and in the process I’ve met some wonderful folks who’ve been moved by the image.  To purchase greeting cards:  To purchase any prints on this site, simply email me.

I am grateful to Debbie & Keith of the Flying A Ranch for having managed such an incredible guest ranch that offered extraordinary photo opps, food to die for, and the best string of trail horses in the West.  Sadly the ranch has since closed. 

As a diver for the past 30 years, I’ve been fortunate to travel extensively and enjoy some incredible warm-water locations such as the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Caymans, Bonaire, Trinidad Tobago, Palau, and more. Each location offers unique underwater biodiversity with fascinating topside culture.

I hope you enjoy my images as much as I’ve enjoyed capturing them!

welcome to the world as seen through my eyes

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