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I specialize in the artistic genre known as “nature spirit photography.” Before the camera, people could only draw or describe the nature beings with whom they interact. I began photographically recording their existence in 2003 when a friendly gnome invited me to join him in a visit to a moss fairy village.

From my growing nature spirit photo collection – now over 10,000 images – I am sharing here over 600, defined by subject type and with detailed information, either on the image page or in the hundreds of stories you can peruse in the Library and in my Books. I individually hand-print all the art on this site using archival inks and paper, and autograph all wall hangings. Prices include free shipping in the USA and Canada. 

Some of my most popular images, and my monthly special offer, can be seen in the Featured area.

Most Recent Posts (from the Library)

Mountain Men

Mountain Men

This tree crafted two bearded mountain men in his trunk.

This evergreen tree likes the solitary life – beautiful woods, and life by a small stream that flows with ever-moving energy across its roots. The stream is in its seasonally expanded size, from Spring floods.

What Do You See? A British Officer or an Owl or…?

What Do You See? A British Officer or an Owl or…?

In this new blog series – What Do You See? – I am going to be posing a question to my readers…and I am looking to start a dialogue, the more diverse the better! This Pennsylvania tree has been a puzzle for many people. We see different things.

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Gnomes, Greenmen, Ladies of the Forest, Helmeted Warrior Elves – these are some of the nature beings whose photos you will see in this visual feast of nature spirit photographs by Atala Toy. There are over 120 full color photographs in this 64 page 8 ½ x 11 coffee table book. These art photographs are organized by nature type and function and accompanied by descriptive text. An ideal choice whether you wish to enjoy a visual visit with the nature beings or are seeking information on how their world works. Order your copy today: atalatoy.com/product/truths-the-nature-beings-have-shown-me/ ... See MoreSee Less

Gnomes, Greenmen, Ladies of the Forest, Helmeted Warrior Elves – these are some of the nature beings whose photos you will see in this visual feast of nature spirit photographs by Atala Toy. There are over 120 full color photographs in this 64 page 8 ½ x 11 coffee table book. These art photographs are organized by nature type and function and accompanied by descriptive text. An ideal choice whether you wish to enjoy a visual visit with the nature beings or are seeking information on how their world works. Order your copy today: https://atalatoy.com/product/truths-the-nature-beings-have-shown-me/Image attachmentImage attachment
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Join me at the reception for “Spirituality” art exhibit at the Newark Arts Alliance…Atala…#artexhibit #newarkdelaware #spiritualityart ...

Very happy that two of my books about Nature Spirits are being featured at the Newark Arts Alliance - "Nature Spirits, Spirit Guides and Ghosts" and "Truths the Nature Beings Have Shown Me." Visit this wonderful artists' organization, workshop and shop facility at 276 E Main St, #104, Newark, DE. #newarkartsalliance #atalatoy #naturespirits #naturebeings ...

I took a canoe trip along the Rancocas Stream, in the NJ Pine Barrens, and came upon numerous nature beings. Here are some. #rancocasstream #pinebarrens #naturebeings #naturespirits ...

In Memoriam. It is seldom the nature beings ask something of me. Today, my friend the Greenman asked that I post a Memoriam for all the species of nature beings, plants and animals being lost in the horrors of the bombings of the Ukraine.
The Green People – keepers of the woods – are mourning not only the senseless losses of human life and homes – but also the losses of the nature realms – the trees, rocks, plants and animals destroyed for no reason other than human greed.
What is occurring in the Ukraine is affecting not only those in the direct path of destruction – but also the entire earth grid. We are One. #ukrainewar #greenmen #inmemoriam
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