Howdy! I am Cory Imel.


I'm an adventure and lifestyle photographer based in Central Texas. I earned my unique moniker, “The Orphan of the Rio Grande,” through my deep connection to the rugged and untamed spirit of the Rio Grande. This river has been a constant source of inspiration for me, symbolizing the unexplored and the wild in both the natural world and the human psyche. It’s a name that captures my adventurous and exploratory nature.

My goal with photography is to capture that feeling of exploring a new place for the very first time — freezing it to be shared and re-lived over and over again.

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