Welcome to RTG fishery research and photography – your source for unique, captivating images of fish, fishing, outdoor recreation and issues, and the natural outdoors. Richard Grost, alias RTG, is a professional fishery scientist and a professional photographer. He’s been blending these skills since 1985 to create a stock file of 20,000 images. A specialty is underwater photography of people, products, and fish in natural habitats. Trout, steelhead, and salmon are strong suits.


Our images are used in magazines, reports, catalogues, calendars, presentations, ads, displays, and websites. They frequently win awards in national competitions sponsored by groups like Nikon and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Most images are on high-resolution 35mm transparency film, but can be submitted as digital files via email, FTP, or CD. Usage fees are calculated for each job based on industry pricing guidelines and the specific usage requested, with a minimum sale of $200.


RTG is located on the North Umpqua River, OR, convenient for shooting underwater and scenic assignments, but we travel widely. The following image gallery is a tiny sampling of our inventory – if you like what you see, and need similar imagery, please send us a detailed request.

Photo Gallery Descriptions
Concepts: simple yet powerful images that primarily convey an attitude or stimulate emotions
Fishing: images that illustrate aspects of fishing with non-fly gear
Flyfishing: images that illustrate fishing with flyfishing gear
Fish: galleries of Salmon, Steelhead, Trout, Saltwater, and Other fish; in angling and natural situations
Scenics: moody images of scenery such as sunsets, forests, rivers, aquascapes, and rainbows
Tearsheets: a sampling of recent publications using our images…sort of a photo-resume
Postcards: images available as 4x6” printed postcards for $10/dozen ppd (pre-paid, in the US)

Request images from us at: 541-496-4580, or rgrost@richardgrost.com
View a list of stock image subjects: rtgstoklist.htm

Notice: These low-resolution, watermarked images are provided for review only. It is a violation of US copyright law to use these images for anything else (including websites, screensavers, presentations, printing, and publication) without specific written permission, usually in the form of a paid invoice, from the photographer. Thank you for valuing our creative photography, and for respecting artists’ rights.