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



90273 Escalante Mound by Erik Poppke


90156 Edenjoy Music by Erik Poppke


90110 Tarahumara Indian Child by Erik Poppke


90167 Shiprock Panorama by Erik Poppke


90121 Tarahumara Family by Erik Poppke


90118 Bristlecone Pine by Erik Poppke


90237 Texas Live Oak by Erik Poppke


94003A Launch Rock color by Erik Poppke


95002 Temple of the Sun by Erik Poppke


95003 Temple of the Sun by Erik Poppke


95005 Dome on top of Mountain by Erik Poppke


95000 Temple of the Moon color by Erik Poppke


95004 Lava Dyke by Erik Poppke


90146 Canyon de Chelly by Erik Poppke


90113 Calle Lily B/W by Erik Poppke


94007 Desert Twilight by Erik Poppke


90285 Grand CYN Pinon on Rock White by Erik Poppke


90134 Delicate Arch by Erik Poppke


90286 Encinitas Orchid by Erik Poppke


94005 Warrior on Horse by Erik Poppke


90117 Rainbow Bridge by Erik Poppke


90270 Escalante Tree on Rock by Erik Poppke


90128 Proxy Falls by Erik Poppke


90114 Sedona Redrock by Erik Poppke


90116 Shiprock East Face by Erik Poppke


90123 Death Valley by Erik Poppke


90115 Antelope Cyn Cave close-up by Erik Poppke


90139 Bird of Paradise by Erik Poppke


93000 Shiprock Dyke close-up by Erik Poppke


90272 Shiprock Dyke long view by Erik Poppke


90122 Hoh Rainforest by Erik Poppke


90160 White Sands NM Panorama by Erik Poppke


90163 White Sands NM by Erik Poppke


90116 Antelope Canyon BW by Erik Poppke


90153 Lady at River by Erik Poppke


90140 Eden Joy SRF Garden by Erik Poppke


90234 Color cloud NM by Erik Poppke


90263 Inca Ruins Peru Machu Picchu by Erik Poppke


90262 Inca ruins Machu Picchu Peru by Erik Poppke


90296 Goblin Rock by Erik Poppke


90289 Spirit Man fFace in Cloud by Erik Poppke


95006 Lilac by Erik Poppke


90126 Edenjoy Dryer by Erik Poppke


94008 Coral Dune by Erik Poppke


94006 Escalante Mound by Erik Poppke


90261B NM cloud by Erik Poppke


90294 Montreal Man by Erik Poppke


90260A NM cloud by Erik Poppke