Barbara Bell Motter has been engaged in photography for over thirty years. She has traveled to more than 90 countries on six continents, photographing the indigenous peoples, flora and fauna in their natural settings.
In 2018, Barbara's photography was selected by National Geographic to be included in its traveling exhibition, "Fifty Greatest Landscapes" on display at the Museon in The Hague, Netherlands.
She was a contributing photographer featured in National Geograpic's 2016 book entitled Greatest Landscapes, Stunning Photographs that Inspire and Astonish.
Her photography has appeared in the Washington Post Travel Section, London Daily Mail, and National Geographic's Your Shot 2009 Book, and featured on it's website in the Photo of the Month, and Photo of the Day sections. "Yawning Lion" was selected as one of National Geographic's Best Wallpapers for 2010. Her photography was also one of five finalist in the 2013 AAA World Photo Contest.
Shutterbug Magazine, Southwest Airline Spirit Magazine and Pleasant Living Magazine, have featured her work, as well as the Tampa Bay Times, Sarasota Observer, the Herald Mail and Frederick News-Post Newspapers. In recent years, her photographs have won honors in competitions in Maryland and Virginia, and have been selected for inclusion in the Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and the National Juried Photography Exhibition at the Delaplaines Art Center in Frederick, Maryland.
Barbara also enjoys other artistic endeavors such as pastel, watercolor, and oil painting. She lives in Florida with her husband Joseph.