About Osha Gray Davidson


Osha Gray Davidson is a desert rat and an award-winning photographer and writer. His images and articles have been published in National Geographic, Scientific American, Rolling Stone, Sierra, High Country News, InsideClimate News, Mother Jones, The New York Times, and many other print and online venues. Osha's Arizona photographs are in the permanent collection at the Sandra Day O’Conner Federal Courthouse building (Phoenix) and hang in private, public, and corporate collections. He is the author of several non-fiction books and co-wrote the IMAX® documentary, Coral Reef Adventure.

An adaptation of his book, The Best of Enemies, is currently being filmed, starring Taraji Henson and Sam Rockwell.

Osha is contributing editor at Earthzine journal (covering remote sensing and Earth Observation). He was the Environment Reporter at Rolling Stone magazine, and is currently lead photographer for the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance.

Self portrait with billions & billions of stars. Kanab Plateau, Arizona, 2016. Osha Gray Davidson.

Self portrait with billions & billions of stars. Kanab Plateau, Arizona, 2016. Osha Gray Davidson.


  • Clean Break: The Story of Germany's Energy Transition & What Americans Can Learn From It. (Also available in German)

  • The Best of Enemies: Race & Redemption in the New South.

    • Finalist, New York Public Library, Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.

    • Nominated for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

    • Duke University Summer Reading Book selection, read by all incoming students.

    • Stage adaptation by Mark St. Germain.

  • The Enchanted Braid: Coming to Terms with Nature on the Coral Reef.

    • Amazon Nature/Ecology Selection of the Month.

    • Finalist for the UK Natural Book Award.

    • Discovery Channel Editor's Nature Pick.

  • Fire in the Turtle House: The Green Sea Turtle & the Fate of the Ocean (Also available in German).

    • A Natural Resources Defense Council, "Favorite Book" selection

  • Broken Heartland: The Rise of America's Rural Ghetto.

    • Named one of the "100 Most Significant Books on U.S. Hunger and Poverty," by the World Hunger Year organization.

  • Under Fire: The NRA & the Battle for Gun Control.

    • A New York Times "Notable Book of the Year."

Fellowships & Institutes

  • Murray Fromson Media Mission on Water and Alternative Energy in the Desert, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (2016)
  • Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (2016)
  • Vermont Law School Media Fellowship (2014)
  • Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, Crown of the Continent Fellow (2013)
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation Climate Media Fellow (2012)
  • Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment (2009)


About ordering from Desert Sky Images

Our images are printed on ultra-white, archival and exhibition quality paper (usually Moab Lasal Exhibition Luster), engineered to display the widest gamut of colors possible.* Because our photographs are cropped to provide the best image -- and not to fit "standard" frames -- we do not offer framing or matting. A custom frame shop will be able to frame your image and give you a large selection of styles to choose from.

If you'd like to order one of the images at a size not listed, please use the form on the contact page to get ahold of us - we may be able to print at the size you want, depending on the resolution of the original image.

We add more images all the time - please check back regularly to see what's new.

* We're adding less expensive prints for most photographs, using non-archival Kodak ENDURA Lustre "E" paper that has a fine grain pebble texture. Look for "(E)" in the size selection box.