I recently discovered the work of Sharon Montrose, who photographs animals of all kinds. I love this little movie about her work! She balances personal and commercial work so seamlessly, I find this very inspiring. And what a dream job, making art and working with animals all day (two of my big passions).
You can buy limited editions of her prints at her web site, and open editions at her etsy shop. Make sure you check out the "tail" series and some of the more exotic animals... so modern and elegant and beautiful! I am dying to put one of these prints up on my wall.