Cutts Nature Photography







David Cutts

Cutts Nature Photography

Garland, TX


My name is David Cutts and I was born and raised in the great state of Texas. As a child, I spent many hours hunting and fishing with my father. Over the years I grew to have a deep appreciation for the outdoors and a love for nature and wildlife. As an adult, I�ve had the privilege and honor of being able to teach my kids some of the same things my father taught me. As I�ve grown older and wiser (mostly older!), I�ve realized that what I enjoyed the most about hunting was the hunt and not the kill. That�s when I picked up my camera and fell in love with photography.

In 2009, while my wife and I were on our honeymoon in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, we were blessed to see one of the most beautiful and exhilarating sights. Standing in the middle of a valley, amidst a light snow flurry, was a magnificent bull elk. We pulled the car over to the side of the road and I grabbed my Canon K2, 35mm camera. I was snapping pictures as fast as I could. The elk was a mere forty to fifty yards away. I think I took two rolls of film in about 5 minutes. I�m not kidding! We stood in awe at the sheer beauty of the moment. We watched the elk for about 30 minutes. The light finally became too low and the snow was falling harder. We packed up the car and headed back to our cabin. The next morning we dropped the film at a drug store to be developed. An hour later we picked up the developed pictures. I could hardly wait to see how they came out. Imagine my disappointment to learn that out of 48 pictures, not a single image came out. NOT ONE! To this day, I still get a sick feeling when I look at those pictures.

Now, in my defense, you have to remember, it was late in the evening and there was snow mixed with frozen rain. As bad as the pictures were, this is where everything changed. Sitting in our rented Impala, looking at those horrible forty-eight pictures of one of the most awe inspiring moments of my life, it was then that I decided I would learn how to become a Nature and Wildlife photographer.

It is my love for the outdoors that fuels my passion for fine art photography. As a child, I spent countless hours with my father hunting, fishing and camping. It was years later when I traded in my rifle for a camera. More of an observer now, my appreciation and fascination with wildlife and nature continue to grow.

I strive to capture nature in its purist form and to share that beauty of the outdoors with every person who views my images. I want my pictures to tell a story, evoke a feeling. The same feeling I get every time I gaze upon the wonder of nature.

Now that we�ve gotten the intros out of the way, please take the time to browse my website.



Glaring Stare by David Cutts


Gazing Black Bear by David Cutts


Garden Beauty by David Cutts


Expressive Eyes by David Cutts


Digging for food by David Cutts


Curious Cub by David Cutts


Catching A Scent by David Cutts


Cascading Falls by David Cutts


Broken Down Barn by David Cutts


Bottoms Up by David Cutts


Blue Ridge View by David Cutts


Black Bear Cub by David Cutts


Being Watched by David Cutts


Beautifully Bright by David Cutts


Beautifully Dead in Black and White by David Cutts


Goldfinch and Coneflowers by David Cutts


Inca Dove by David Cutts


Graceful Goose by David Cutts


Downy Woodpecker by David Cutts


Blue-winged Teal by David Cutts


Reflections by David Cutts


Horny Toad by David Cutts


Horned Toad by David Cutts


Horned Lizard by David Cutts


Texas Yucca by David Cutts


Sunlit Cardinal by David Cutts


Hummingbird and Sage by David Cutts


Hill Country Agave by David Cutts


Agave Plant by David Cutts


Watch And Learn by David Cutts


White-winged Dove by David Cutts


Black Swallowtail by David Cutts


Titmouse and Peach Blossoms by David Cutts


American Lady by David Cutts


Alamo by David Cutts


Abstract Wildflower by David Cutts


Lower McKinney Falls by David Cutts


Foggy Texas Morning by David Cutts


New Sweden Evangelical Lutheran Church by David Cutts


Crack In The Rocks by David Cutts


Amazing Scrub Jay by David Cutts


Alert Mockingbird by David Cutts


Undercover Stare by David Cutts


Red in Winter by David Cutts


Long And Lonely by David Cutts


Greater Scaup At Rest by David Cutts


Greater Scaup Afloat by David Cutts


Beautiful Greater Scaup by David Cutts