After graduation, I worked as a biologist in tropical rainforests, especially in Costa Rica, Panama, Sri Lanka and the upper Amazon. During my travels, I took tons of photos, and then in the early 90’s, I began working with National Geographic as a free-lance photographer and writer, mostly specializing in small creatures like diatoms, butterflies and marine worms. Since 2000, I expanded my activities to include photographing nature both as documentary and as fine art, writing children’s literature and giving school presentations.

Darlyne Murawski has turned her love of art and nature into a career in nature photography and writing. She has photographed and written articles for National Geographic magazine and a wide variety of other magazines and books, and has published several award-winning children’s books and articles on natural history subjects.

Growing up in Chicago, Darlyne received a BFA and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and later, a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Texas. 

She has taught photography classes at the Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, De Cordova Museum School and the Arnold Arboretum, and has given photography workshops for children and adults at various locations.