About Me

“A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.” – Ansel Adams

Thank you Bob Smith for the photo

For over forty five years I have enjoyed the nature of the world.  Born and raised in the country of the Teton Mountains, Devil Tower, and great high plains, I’ve never been in want of something to photograph; my first camera, given to me by parents on my eleventh birthday, a Kodak Browning, instilled in me a higher  love for nature and photography. It started first with my father, who, when I was old enough to follow along, taught me of the behavior and habits of wildlife. Throughout my youth, I would spend countless hours in the Wyoming wilderness hunting, fishing, tracking, and photographing nature. After starting a family, I spent several years working through the day and taking photography classes at night.  Studying under some of the top photographers of our time Jay Maisel ,Tom Mangelsen  and many more, I’ve worked to bring the life of nature to those who took the trails less traveled.

1982  Minolta White House & Nature  Winner

2007 Nature Conservancy Finalist

2008 Natures Best Publications Winner

2009 North American Nature Photographer Assoc. Tier II winner

2010 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Finalist

2010 Windland Smith Rice Wildlife Photographer Finalist

2010 Smithsonians Top 10 Wildlife Photographs

2011 National Wildlife Federation Calendar Photographer

2011 National Audubon Calendar Photographer

2012 National Audubon Bird Photograph Winner

2013  North American Nature Photographer Assoc. Tier 3 winner

2015  North American Nature Photographer Assoc. top 100 Nature photo winner

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