Recognized as a prominent wildlife photographer, Jim Stamates has been creating photographic images for more than 35 years. Jim majored in photography at college and after a short stint as a commercial photographer in San Francisco he moved to Lake Tahoe and focused his talents on the photography and preservation of our natural surroundings.
For Jim, respect for wildlife takes precedence over “getting the shot.” His philosophy is rewarded by a unique intimacy with his subjects. Dedicated to the proper and ethical behavior toward nature, Jim champions his “low impact field techniques” through his Theory of Rhythm™ lectures and FunShops™ that emphasize the well being of the subject.
Because of his “low impact” philosophy, Jim was chosen by the National Wildlife Service to document the nesting of the American White Pelican on Pyramid Lake, NV.
Jim has been highly commended by the Natural History Museum, London, England through the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. His award winning images have been published in over 30 countries and in countless magazines, advertisements, and books. His fine art prints are sought after worldwide and are hanging in homes, offices, and galleries throughout the U.S, Japan, Australia, and Europe.
Jim guides photography FunShops™ to Africa, Costa Rica, Alaska, Rockies, and other exotic places and has given numerous lectures on The Theory of Rhythms and Photography.
“The study, the observation, and the photograph are second to the well being of the subject” …Jim Stamates