As a kid growing up both in Southwest Florida and Nova Scotia, Canada - I was always that kid who was first to disappear into the forests, swamps and hills after school and usually last to return home late for dinner. Fast forward years later when I was already working as a full-time photographer and eventually completing my master naturalist training, I'm still disappearing into the wilderness constantly, and now it's a big part of what I do to make a living. It was a very natural progression and something that I still love and care about passionately to this very day.
All photographs are taken on location around North America, usually with lots of biological, geographical and sometimes anthropological information about the subject. No animals or plants are cultivated, in captivity or anywhere but in their natural environment. At the time of writing this, there are roughly 1400 fully-captioned images in these galleries, arranged taxonomically for easy viewing. You can also use the search bar to help easily locate a particular image or subject.
All images are available for sale as prints, licensed media (print and film), digital download or stock photography. See under each image for more details.
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