Gary Yong Gee
Orchid photographs by

Gary Yong Gee

Photo by Fred Muller

Houlletia tigrinaI have been photographing species orchids for around 35 years and have more than 30,000 colour slides and over 65,000 digital images.  I have also been writing a regular monthly article for the Orchid Species Bulletin for that time. The Bulletin is published by the Orchid Species Society that is based in Brisbane, Queensland. My article normally comments on the plants displayed at their meetings. This has also resulted in my giving many talks to orchid societies and others over the years, and a selection of them is listed on my Talks page.
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Houlletia tigrinaThere are now over 9,500 of my photographs on this website, representing over 4,700 species in over 640 genera. Some of them accompany the notes on my Articles page but most are in links from the digital images page. If you would like any further information or higher resolution images, let me know.

Houlletia tigrinaSome of my photographs are of displays at various orchid conferences, including each of the last ten World Orchid Conferences (Tokyo, Auckland, Glasgow, Rio de Janeiro, Vancouver, Kuala Lumpur, Dijon, Miami, Singapore, Johannesburg and Guayaquil). I also have over 250 orchids photographed in 3 dimensions (in other words two slides which give a 3-dimensional image when viewed together).

Houlletia tigrinaOver 2,500 of the slides have been scanned as digital images, and together with the digital photos they comprise over 4,800 species in over 640 genera, and the list is growing.  Many of my photos have appeared in books and magazines and were used on the Orchidopedia CDrom which Greg Steenbeeke and I produced some years ago (which is now no longer available).

Houlletia tigrinaI am happy to come and give a talk to an orchid society using my photos for illustration purposes. But be aware that I am based in Brisbane, Australia, Coelandria smillieaeso you may have to pay fares for overseas trips! I should also point out this is only a hobby (some might say an obsession!) as I am not a professional photographer and fit all this, and growing orchids in my orchid house, in between part time work and having a life!

Houlletia tigrinaOn my links page you will find links to a number of sites, particularly in Australia and New Zealand, which have information about species orchids, as well as some conferences and other sites with orchid species photographs.

Houlletia tigrinaBy all means contact me, particularly if you have any suggestions or corrections to the information on my site. Bear in mind that all the text and photographs on these pages are copyright. Let me know if you would like to use any of my images.

Houlletia tigrinaThese pages were last updated in November 2020.

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