Richard Wong

Natural History & Travel Photographer
Richard Wong - Photographer

A 3rd-generation Asian-American, I was born and raised in Southern California. My eventual photographic interests were shaped at an early age by family trips to California’s Central Coast and to the Canadian Rockies. Though I had always enjoyed looking at landscape photography I didn’t take an interest in photography until in college. Prior to then I had always thought of photography as “boring” studio portrait sessions and wedding photography. A few years later, I discovered the works of Galen Rowell through a copy of Outdoor Photographer magazine that my cousin had brought along on a road trip. That inspired me to pursue photography on a much more serious level. I currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife and son.

Photo Licensing Info: My photos are registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. Most photos are available for licensing on a rights-managed basis priced for fair market value based on the usage. I do not respond to free image requests so only serious licensing inquiries please.

Print buyers include private collectors for home decor, corporate fine art buyers and art consultants for architectural design jobs. I have also been a featured guest speaker for the Sierra Club.


Where You Can Find My Work


Most of my photos are available for purchase as fine art photography prints and for licensing.

VIA Magazine Cover - Richard Wong
Sierra Heritage Cover - Richard Wong Photography
Budget Travel Magazine Cover - Richard Wong Photography
The Dying Breed Book Cover - Richard Wong Photography
Gardens Calendar Cover - Richard Wong Photography
Tractors Calendar Cover - Richard Wong Photography
St Louis Hiking Guide Book Cover - Richard Wong Photo
Chinese American Literature Book Cover - Richard Wong Photo
CalTrout Brochure Cover - Richard Wong Photo
CBS News - Pioneer Cabin Tree - Richard Wong Photography
BBC Earth - San Gabriel Mountains - Richard Wong Photography
Four Seasons - Santa Monica Mountains - Richard Wong Photography
Quebec City - National Geograpic - Richard Wong Photography
Most Haunted Places - Conde Nast Traveler - Richard Wong Photo
Conde Nast Traveler - Whoa Nellie Deli - Richard Wong Photography
Pasadena City Hall - Vogue Magazine - Richard Wong Photo
Vogue - Oregon Coast - Richard Wong Photography
Condor Trail, Figueroa Mountain - Smithsonian Magazine - Richard Wong Photography
Travel + Leisure - Vancouver Island - Richard Wong Photography
AARP Anza Borrego - Richard Wong Photo
Backroads Camino de Santiago
Acterra - Palo Alto Baylands - Richard Wong Photography
North Bay Watershed Association - Cataract Falls Marin - Richard Wong Photography
AMA - Buddhist Temple - Richard Wong Photography
Richmond Buddhist Temple - CNN Traveler - Richard Wong Photo
TRVL - Venice Beach Drum Circle - Richard Wong Photo
Hotels.com - Willits, California - Richard Wong Photo
Downtown Decorah Iowa - Richard Wong Photo
Bonneville Fish Hatchery - Subaru - Richard Wong Photo
Men's Journal - Cycling Roads - Richard Wong Photography
Most Overpriced Cities - Forbes - Richard Wong Photo
The Guardian - Yellowstone Winter - Richard Wong Photo
Famous Album Covers - The Telegraph - Richard Wong Photo
SF Gate - Bay Area Instagrammers - Richard Wong Photography
SF Gate - 21 California Missions - Richard Wong Photography
Visit California - Salt Point - Richard Wong Photography
Visit California - Wind Wolves Preserve - Richard Wong Photography

Visit California - Huntington Gardens - Richard Wong Photography
Visit California - UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens - Richard Wong Photography
Visit California - Healdsburg - Richard Wong Photography
Visit California - Fullerton Arboretum - Richard Wong Photography

John Muir National Historic Site - Visit California - Richard Wong Photography
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area - Visit California - Richard Wong Photography