My strong connection to nature and wildlife is the integral component of my art, one that brings heart and soul to my images.  Each encounter is special and different, a few minutes in time forever engraved in my memory, the kind of moments I seek and cherish as a wildlife photographer. Through my camera's eye I capture these moments where I connect with my subjects in their natural habitat, bringing to life rare moments with images that best portray the personality, passion and struggle behind each wild animal’s existence.  


Born in York, Pennsylvania, Lea Frye hails from a family of amateur photographers where her spark for photography began. However life took Lea on a long journey of discovery from graduating with a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to later acquiring a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Penn State University.


Family and career took precedence for many years with photography becoming a fun outlet to document life and family adventures. In 2016 a move to live a healthier, happier life reignited Lea's passion for photography with a move to the Rocky Mountain region where wildlife and scenery abound.


In her search for wild open spaces, Lea moved to her forever home in Montana in 2020. Based in Helena, Lea's work is done while exploring her backyard, which comprises lakes, valleys, prairies, and streams of the Rocky Mountains. Her philosophy on wildlife photography is to capture wild animals in their natural habitat - the landscapes where they roam, bringing to life the essence of the animal and its behaviors as seen in nature - not from a zoo, wildlife farm or wildlife safari.

     |            Lea Frye, Wildlife Photographer      |    Helena, Montana

                Wild Animals / Wild Landscapes