Bio: A Conservationist with a Camera and an Airplane

“Ron Lowery built himself and airplane flew it, and photographed the country's rivers; now he focuses on the Tennessee River.

Few people have been as touched by the Tennessee River’s beauty as much as Ron Lowery. For the past 30 years, he and his wife, Sue, have not only lived along its banks, but using a special open cockpit airplane, have flown hundreds of miles along the river and its tributaries.
From thousands of feet in the air he has witnessed the artistry of the curvy, glistening river below. Floating above the tree tops, he’s soared beside eagles and watched as deer quenched their thirst at the river’s edge.
Virtually living in the sky for hundreds of hours over several years he has captured landscapes in all kinds of lighting and weather conditions. He has over forty years as a professional photographer and pilot, and is also internationally recognized for his creative photography and conceptual illustration skills. Sue Lowery, is a creative strategist and is a graphic designer with 30 years of experience. As a team, they published the coffee-table book: "Chasing Lewis and Clark Across America: A 21st Century Aviation Adventure." The Lowery’s unusual flying life-style was featured in an issue of "Southern Living Magazine."



If you’d like more information about "Tennessee River: Sparkling Gem of the South" or to schedule an interview with Lowery, please email
Contact: Sue Lowery Windsock Media Publishing

This book will change the way you think about the Tennessee River.




View from the cockpit