My journey into wildlife photography actually began in 1973 when a great friend of mine hauled me out to eastern Nevada on a hunting trip. The discovery of wildlife in the beautiful mountain surroundings awakened a passion in me. . It unleashed such an interest and compassion that I put away my gun and replaced it with a camera. The sound of a bull elk bugling just at daybreak, or the sight of a Rocky mountain Bighorn sheep standing majestically on a high ledge is an awesome experience. I love the challenge of seeking out and stalking these imposing beauties in their natural habitat. Finding and photographing the drama in the faces of these magnificent creatures enables me to hopefully preserve some legacy of their challenging lives.
My goal is to capture images that are unique with each subject. In doing so I strive to show respect and ethical consideration for wildlife in it's natural habitat. We, as nature and wildlife photographers, want that perfect shot, that image of a lifetime. And who knows, maybe that coveted shot awaits today, if not, then what better way to spend the day than being out in the wild, with nature.
Born and raised in Bakersfield, California, I ventured to Reno in 1971 to further my education and play football at the University of Nevada. I retired in 2003 after thirty fulfilling years in education, and continue to live and enjoy my life in Reno with my wonderful wife, JoAnne.
|Camera body -||Canon, EOS 30D and 40D|
Canon, 24 - 70mm 2.8 L USM
300mm 2.8 L IS USM
600mm 4.0 L IS USM
|Tripod -||Gitzo - 1348 with the Wimberley WH-200 gimbal head|
If you are interested in more information regarding my photos, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me at 775-742-3973.