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red-breasted merganser male, diving in the Pipeline Rapids of the James River, Richmond, VA in March

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Local Wildlife - 2013/14

Updated: Apr 13, 2014 8:47pm PST

Snowy Owls 2014

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Kenya 2013

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Alaska 2013

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Pantanal, Brazil 2012

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 7:43pm PST

Kenya 2012

Updated: Mar 23, 2013 1:26pm PST

Bosque del Apache 2012

Updated: Mar 04, 2014 10:55am PST

just ducks

Updated: Apr 01, 2014 12:12pm PST

Merritt Island, Viera Wetlands 2013

Updated: Mar 05, 2014 8:11am PST

Merritt Island, Vierra Wetlands, Vero Beach, FL

Updated: Mar 30, 2014 12:54pm PST

Shenandoah National Park

Updated: Jan 25, 2014 5:26pm PST

james river eagles

Updated: Sep 10, 2013 6:33pm PST

Outer Banks, NC

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 7:21pm PST

Outer Banks - June, 2012

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 5:52pm PST

Everglades National Park and Miami Beach, FL

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 6:23pm PST

Dutch Gap, Chester, VA

Updated: Mar 05, 2014 8:22am PST

James River, Downtown Richmond, VA

Updated: Mar 04, 2014 11:03am PST

Vero Beach, FL

Updated: Aug 06, 2011 7:16pm PST

Cold Harbor, Mechanicsville, VA

Updated: May 02, 2013 12:49pm PST

Here and There

Updated: Mar 04, 2014 11:04am PST

Dutch Gap - November 2012

Updated: Mar 04, 2014 11:06am PST

Kenya 2013

Updated: Mar 25, 2013 10:09am PST

Alaska 2013

Updated: Sep 05, 2013 8:19pm PST

New Artist

Updated: Jul 25, 2013 9:46am PST

Snowy Owls 2014

Updated: Feb 03, 2014 7:00pm PST

DGW

Updated: Apr 15, 2014 12:42pm PST

Local Wildlife - 2013/14

Updated: Apr 13, 2014 8:47pm PST

Your Bio

It's funny how long it can take a person to hear their calling. As a young boy growing up in the Bronx, it was hard to find clues that wildlife photography would be my passion. But they were there. My exposure to wildlife during those years was mostly limited to Scout camp and visits to a friend's family cottage in Monroe, New York. I remember always being fascinated by frogs and lizards, and just about anything else we could catch, but there was not enough exposure to begin a lifelong interest, or at least that is what I thought.

Years later I became interested in photography, and as a young adult purchased my first film SLR camera. For years I wandered aimlessly through the world of photography, learning some basic skills, but not settling on any general area of interest. Travel photos, to city landscapes, to flowers, but nothing got the juices flowing.

Then one day in 2009 I learned of a rookery of great blue herons on the James River in downtown Richmond, VA. I hit the river with my first Rebel camera and an old 100-300mm lens, and there I found my calling. It has been a fantastic road I have traveled since that day, one that has connected me with undeveloped childhood interests, brought some of the greatest thrills of my life, and introduced me to new friends that I am certain will be there for life.

I hope you enjoy the images on these pages, which represent the first leg of my journey in the world of wildlife photography. The road ahead is full of techniques and skills that I have obviously yet to learn, and adventures of which I am still unaware. Thank you to those who have helped me find this path, I am sure you know who you are.

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