Marian Lyman Kirst

I'm a photographer and writer with a background in environmental science and wildlife conservation-focused journalism.

My mission is to share my excitement for insects and their kin through a blending of art, science, and writing that celebrates the beauty, ingenuity, and diversity of the invertebrate world. My hope is that the images featured here will inspire others to get curious, get out there, and learn what they can about these marvelous creatures.

If a person is willing to hang a photo of a spider or beetle in their house--my theory goes--they may then be less freaked when the real thing wanders through and may, eventually, begin to see these animals as beautiful, as valuable. This is the goal.



11th Street West
Billings, MT 59102

"If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles." - John B.S. Haldane