Charles Gangas is a full time nature photographer residing with his wife Jerrine in Stowe Vermont, where he is a staff photographer for the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Chuck’s main passion is bird photography and he has traveled to six continents to pursue his interest.
Chuck, a recently retired commercial airline pilot, developed his passion for nature photography during his flying days with the US Marine Corps. The Marines took Chuck on travels throughout Southeast Asia, Africa and Australia where he photographed the flora and fauna in these exotic locales.
As a commercial pilot, Chuck further honed his skills with myriad trips to Central and South America as well as numerous birding venues in the United States, Canada and Mexico. He spends several months each year traveling the world to capture avian images, and often mentors other photographers in sharpening their skills. Chuck currently co-leads photo tours and workshops for Trogon Photo Tours, www.trogontours.net.
Chuck’s images have been used by Solent News and Photo Agency, UK, and have been featured in such diverse publications and media sites as BirdWatchingDaily, Northern Woodlands, and the Stowe (VT) Guide and Magazine. The popular birdwatching application iBird uses Chuck’s images in their North American and Mexico online guides. He has won a number of images of the week on NaturePhotographers.