My story begins, as most certainly do, when I was a child. I am told that from the early age of two I have had an inordinate fixation with all things nature. This fascination has ended up influenceing nearly every aspect of my life. It seems to have given me no foreseeable option other than to become a wildlife biologist, which in turn has led to this hobby-turn-career of being a professional wildlife photographer. Being a wildlife photographer has taken me all over the world, documenting the astonishing and little-known biodiversity that lays hidden within the undergrowth. Most people will never realize most of my subjects even exist and nor will they ever realize when they go extinct. This is my main inspiration for documenting this exotic fauna. If I don’t bring it to their attention, then their silent existence or de-existence may not be fully appreciated.
In addition to providing stock photography for books, magazines, and various conservation agencies I try my best to document the “feel” of the situation and subject. All too often photos do not truly capture the scene that one’s eyes and brain perceive and then create as a memory. This creates an interesting challenge, one that I consider myself fortunate to attempt to overcome.