For me, my love of wildlife started because my Dad was a deer hunter. Following him around the wild country east of the Carmel Valley on our Ramrod Ranch, I learned to love nature. I developed a sense of connectedness with wildlife, as I chose a different path than my hunter father.
When I was eighteen I had to kill a black-tailed buck I had previously wounded from five feet away. I stared at death by my on hand as I watched the buck’s big black eyes film over, shiny with life one moment to go opaque with death the next. I can see clearly now; this was the seminal moment of my life that sent me on a path of becoming the nature photographer I am today.
With love and a close divine relationship with nature, I am able to create bird and wildlife images that sing to the heart, illuminating the beauty, wonder, and mystery of life on earth.
I spend a lot of time in blinds waiting and watching wildlife for the right moment to compose a great image that tells a great story, as well as evoke haunting emotions that draws the viewer back time and time again.