Welcome to Birchbark Photography.

Birchbark’s mission is to share the natural world in such a way that it excites, motivates, and inspires people to get outside. I believe the more time people spend enjoying nature, the more committed they become to preserving our natural heritage. I also believe the greatest legacy we can leave future generations is a planet cleaner and healthier than the one we inherited.


The Birchbark file is over 40,000 images and includes wildlife, landscape, botanicals, and adventure sports; as well as travel images from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Birchbark images have been used in a variety of conservation efforts including the Wildlife Defense Fund's ongoing campaign to stop buffalo slaughter outside of Yellowstone park, The International Crane Foundation's efforts to preserve Siberian Crane habitat in Russia and China, permanent installations at Hawk Ridge, Duluth MN and the University of MN Raptor Center, and more. I was also one of ten professional photographers selected to participate in the Ford Foundation's inaugural Pure Michigan project where each photographer was assigned a region to photograph for ninety days, resulting in a coffee table book to promote Michigan tourism and natural resources.  


In keeping with Birchbark's commitment to improving the earth through photography, 10% of all sales, whether stock, fine art print, or editorial, are donated to the organizations listed on the conservation page. Enjoy the images and if you’re so inclined, share the site with a friend!

Brent Alan Kauth


Copyright Notice. All photographs, text, and design appearing on this Website are the property of Birchbark Photography, LLC and are protected by U.S. and International copyright laws. This intellectual property may not be reproduced, including copying, transmitting, or saving of digital files. Any unauthorized use of these images is a federal offense and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the copyright laws.