Welcome to Rogue Socks Photography!
I'm Mick Gallagher, and I’m an adventurer, explorer, marketer and published photographer. I’ve been a photographer for more than 25 years, specializing in events, landscape and wildlife photography. Examples of all these specialties are here on RogueSocks.com.
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All photos are available for license and / or publication, and I am available for hire at very reasonable rates. Need excellent fine art photos or want to publish what you see here? I can be reached at: Mick@RogueSocks.com
Publications & Contests
On April 24, 2012 the Daily Mail
and The Sun
newspapers, both in the U.K., published profiles on me and my photography of the Wild Burros of Red Rock Canyon. Click here
to view the Daily Mail profile, and Click here
to view The Sun profile.
On January 1st, 2012, the UK Sunday Express published one of my laughing Wild Burro photos in a spread called “What A Silly Ass!” featuring photos of animals that appear to be smiling or laughing. Click here
to view the page.
In October 2011, Diablo Magazine published several of my photos taken at the CASA of Contra Costa County Evening of Promise fundraiser, which was emceed by Dan Ashley of ABC7 News. Click here
to view the website.
In September 2011, a photo of a California Brown Pelican landing in water was selected as the winner of the monthly Elkhorn Slough Best Photo Contest. Click here
to view the website.
Nevada Magazine (paid circ. 30,000+) selected a stunning shot of Spring Mountain Ranch State Park (near Las Vegas, Nevada) to support a feature on that park in the January / February 2011 print and e-magazine editions. My photo appears on Page 40. Click here
to view the issue.
Schmap.com selected a photo of (rare!) snow-covered mountains in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (near Las Vegas, Nevada) to support the local hiking feature for their online Las Vegas travel guide. Click here
to view the photo in the guide.
RogueSocks. Great Name - Where’d It Come From?
In early 2009, while hiking off-trail in southern Nevada, I discovered the remains of a large, previously unreported petrified forest. It was amazing and beautiful!
I returned the next day so I could photograph the find, and noticed lots of fresh mule deer tracks and other telltales in the silty power that covers the Mojave Desert. Then, along with the deer tracks, I saw HUGE paw prints from what was clearly an adult mountain lion. I couldn’t resist – I followed the tracks for about a mile to a wide seasonal wash that was full from recent rain. Across the water and hidden by some upstream brush and boulders was a large animal at the waterline. There was no way to view it without getting into the water, so I stripped off my hiking boots and socks, dropped everything except my camera, then quietly crept up the icy wash to get a vantage.
Unfortunately, no cougar. Just a mule deer getting a drink. When I got back to my gear everything was there - camera backpack, boots, water packs…everything except my socks. Fresh critter tracks were all around the gear and drag marks lead to a hole under nearby scrub brush. Some lucky Antelope Squirrel is keeping toasty at night swaddled in my Merino wool.
The payoff? Well, the hike back was a little tough on the toes, but I ended up with a cool story and a GREAT name for my website. Kinda perfect for a photographer who will do nearly anything to get the perfect shot, right?
The Good Stuff
Everything’s for sale, and reasonably priced. I encourage you to explore my galleries, even ones whose subject may not instantly captivate you…getting your feet wet in new territory often leads to the most interesting experiences! The easiest way to do this is to select the “SLIDESHOW” button in the top right area of each gallery’s page, then sit back, enjoy the show…and purchase some of these lovely photographs! You’ll be getting great artwork, and your humble photographer will get some replacement hiking socks.