Erik Poppke Photographer







Erik Poppke

Erik Poppke Photographer

West Jordan, UT


Erik Poppke, Director of Lotus Photographic Safari's is a professional fine-art photographer with extensive experience in national and public television. Interest in communication and travel lead Erik to an assignment as a communication intelligence specialist with The American Embassy on the island of Cyprus followed by a two year tenure with the FBI in Washington D.C.
Ready for a change, he decided to explore his talents in the entertainment industry and thus began a long and successful career in national and Public television. For twelve years, Erik served as Stage Director of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He also stage directed numerous NBC, ABC and free-lance productions, such as Hallmark Hall of Fame, Laugh-In, Dean Martin, Oscar and Emmy shows, the Boston Symphony and a multitude of news and musical productions. Working with NBC and ABC Sports included field productions such as the Super Bowl, NFL football, Pebble Beach golf and numerous other classics. One of Erik's most memorable experiences was an opportunity at Cape Kennedy to direct a live televised segment of the first manned moon launching for NBC.
Erik enjoyed an affiliation with the WGBH Educational Foundation (PBS) creating and serving as on-air host of a popular 90 minute live weekly series exploring the inter-relationship of science, art, religion and music. His romance with nature and large-format photography was inspired and began with his training in Yousemite National Park with Ansel Adams and Philip Hyde, blossoming into a career in fine-art, architectural and industrial photography. His lithographs have been sold in the U.S. national parks, as well as world-wide.
Combining his passion for photography, art and travel, Erik created and lead photographic safari's to exotic locales such as Botswana's Okavango Delta in Africa, South America, and the canyon lands of the US. His next venture is a planned trip to Namibia South East Africa. Contact Erik at



Temple of the Moon I/R view by Erik Poppke


Temple of the Sun by Erik Poppke


Lava Dyke by Erik Poppke


Temple of the Sun by Erik Poppke


Castle on the Mount by Erik Poppke


Temple of the Moon by Erik Poppke


Launch Rock by Erik Poppke


Texas Live Oak by Erik Poppke


Bristlecone Pine by Erik Poppke


Canyon de Chelly by Erik Poppke


Calle Lily by Erik Poppke


Desert Twilight by Erik Poppke


Grand CYN Pinon on Rock by Erik Poppke


Delicate Arch by Erik Poppke


Encinitas Orchid by Erik Poppke


Warrier on Horse by Erik Poppke


Rainbow Bridge by Erik Poppke


IR Tree Escalante by Erik Poppke


Proxy Falls by Erik Poppke


Sedona Redrock by Erik Poppke


Shiprock East Face by Erik Poppke


Death Valley by Erik Poppke


Antelope Cyn Cave close-up by Erik Poppke


Bird of Paradise by Erik Poppke


Shiprock Dyke close-up by Erik Poppke


Shiprock Dyke long view by Erik Poppke


Hoh Rainforest by Erik Poppke


White Sands NM Panorama by Erik Poppke


White Sands NM by Erik Poppke


Shiprock Panorama by Erik Poppke


Lady at River by Erik Poppke


Eden Joy SRF Garden by Erik Poppke


Color cloud NM by Erik Poppke


Inca Ruins Peru Machu Picchu by Erik Poppke


Inca Ruins Machu Picchu Peru by Erik Poppke


Goblin Rock by Erik Poppke


Spirit Man in Cloud by Erik Poppke


Lilac by Erik Poppke


Edenjoy Dryer by Erik Poppke


Escalante Mound by Erik Poppke


90261 NM cloud by Erik Poppke


90260 NM cloud by Erik Poppke