Growing up on a grain farm and the wide-open prairies of North Dakota gave Tim Hauf an appreciation of the outdoors and nature. His wanderlust started when he was two years old, often wandering across cow pastures accompanied only by his dog. He would go home with lots of stories about what he had found. In later years, he started taking photos of where he had been and of what he had experienced, so he could “show and tell” others of his experiences. After graduating from North Dakota State University with a degree in business, Tim moved to California and found work as a financial analyst.
With the outdoors beckoning, Tim moved to Ventura County in the late 1970s.
After leaving his career as a financial analyst, Tim found himself working as a ranch foreman, giving him enough time to take up photography. He has been honing his skills ever since. Tim Hauf has been a professional photographer since the early 1990s.
His photographs have appeared in numerous publications throughout the world, including Islands, Sunset, Asia Pacific Travel, Mini-World (Japan), Explore (Canada), Terre Sauvage (France), Dove (Italy), South Africa Times, USA Today, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and others. His list of published books include unique destinations such as the Himalaya of Nepal; South America’s remote Patagonia; the rugged wilderness of northern Manitoba, Canada; South Africa’s remarkable World Heritage Sites; Ventura County; and Channel Islands National Park.