October 30, 2017

Realizing your Creative Vision

The simple act of pushing the shutter button to make a picture changes the scene. When we make an image, the camera compresses our three-dimensional world into two dimensions. It freezes a single moment in time forever. Understanding this fact is the first step to becoming a true photographer. As photographers, we make many conscious…
September 28, 2017

Caterpillars Part 2 – Survival

Life is tough if you are a caterpillar. You are virtually a slow moving little bundle of protein, and on the menu for many creatures. I have heard it takes about 9,000 caterpillars to raise just one family of Chickadees! One of the things I find most interesting about these creatures are the many adaptations…
September 17, 2017


While attending Mothapalooza the last couple of years I saw the work of Sam Jaffe of the Caterpillar Lab and became interested in trying to photograph these amazing creatures. As luck would have it a couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend a smaller satellite Caterpillar event put on by many of the…
August 29, 2017

The People of Peru

Well it has been a whirlwind of travel and adventures lately. From Peru, to Colorado, then Mothapalooza in Ohio (google it lol) then Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, and most recently The Smoky Mountains for the eclipse, which was breathtaking! I am so fortunate to be able to experience different places and cultures around the world.…
June 4, 2017

Creating Stunning Reflections in Photography

As a photographer I find reflections to be a fun and artistic tool, offering many creative possibilities. For this reason, I am always excited when the opportunity arises for me to include them in my compositions. From the viewers perspective, reflections add interest to images by challenging their visual perception. Being a nature photographer, the…
April 21, 2017

Costa Rica 2017

Just returned from back to back tours in Costa RicaI I was lucky to have two really great, fun groups! As always we worked very hard from dawn to dusk making tens of thousands of images of all the magnificent Costa Rican subjects. My personal favorite from the trip is the very graphic image of…
February 16, 2017

Photo tip – Consider the Background

Whenever I am shooting I always consider the background of my image. I search for situations like this, where I can isolate my subject against a nice clean background. So, when a flock of Sulpher Winged Parakeets descended on this apple tree in Costa Rica for a little snack. I quickly dismissed all the birds…
January 21, 2017

The Margay

This beautiful cat is the Margay. On my last trip to Costa Rica myself as well as part of my group were very fortunate to get to spend some quality time with this graceful creature Perfectly adapted for it’s life in the trees… yes the trees, this mostly arboreal cat has the unique ability to…
December 13, 2016

Hunting Coyote

Just back from a week with an awesome group in Yellowstone and the Tetons. We had many great opportunities with Coyote. It seems to me that since the reintroduction of the Wolf the Coyote seem to be much more active during the daylight hours? I believe the Wolves must own the night. Quick tip… If…
November 14, 2016

Top Ten Nature Photographers in the World?

Probably not lol… But it is nice to have someone besides my mother notice, thanks mom! Thanks also to Topteny.com Best Nature Photographers in the World List It is an honor to be included with such a great group of photographers.