With a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Ecology, I have been taking nature, wildlife and travel images from around the world, including the United States, Canada, Russia, South America, Mongolia, China, and Southeast Asia. I have two picture books, Birds of the Gulf Coast (published by Louisiana State University Press in 2001), and Louisiana Impressions (published by FarCountry Press in 2005). I strive to capture 1) the aesthetic beauty of the natural and manmade world and 2) authentic moments of time. Through my photography, I use light, patterns, form, and personal vision in an attempt to create images that demonstrate balance and beauty. My photos have appeared in numerous magazines, calendars, and books including National Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, Natural History, Wildlife Conservation, BrownTrout, and Audubon. National Geographic considered me one of “our finest…photographers,” and I was a featured photographer in their book Heart of a Nation: Writers and Photographers Inspired by the American Landscape.