Stephen Weaver is an award-winning nature photographer with over 40 years of experience making images of the natural world. Formally educated as a geologist, Stephen combines his scientific knowledge with his photographic abilities to produce stunning images that illustrate the beauty and diversity of the life and landscape of the earth and its natural systems. Stephen grew up in Pennsylvania and from an early age developed a passion for nature and the outdoors. As an undergraduate geology student, he first visited the Rocky Mountains where he fell in love with the mountain environment and the wide-open grand landscapes of the West. Steve currently photographs throughout North America with a major emphasis on mountain, prairie and desert environments photographing both the landscape on both grand and intimate scales and the wildlife that are part of those ecosystems. Stephen is a charter member of NANPA and a member of the new conservation and ethics group Nature First Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography. His work has been published in textbooks, guidebooks and magazines and his fine-art prints have been purchased by numerous private collectors as well as commercial companies such as hospitals, law offices, banks and real estate companies.