About Me


Kelley Luikey is a South Carolina based professional wildlife photographer whose primary focus is our resident and migratory birds. She learned film photography while in college at Appalachian State University in North Carolina and continued taking courses  after graduating in 1994. She transitioned into digital photography in 2014 when she decided to pursue it full time. Kelley won a billboard spot with ArtPop in 2016, was juried into Art Fields with her image "Dressed in Green" in 2018 and has won many other awards for her photography including multiple North American Nature Photographers Association images and National Audubon Society Top 100 images. She has appeared in numerous publications and has been commissioned for advertising and large scale commercial projects including images for hospitals and advertising billboards. An advocate for ethical bird photography and conservation efforts - no baiting or calling is used to achieve her images and 2% of her sales are donated to Audubon South Carolina. Her artistic birds are displayed at Pluff Mudd Art Gallery in Old Town Bluffton and she resides in Port Royal with her husband and two children. Through her work, she hopes to inspire others to love and appreciate the beauty of the Lowcountry and become stewards of our environment.



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