My devotion to nature photography blends my need to be outside, my urges to create and my desire to share what I see and experience with others. I am happiest and most free when wandering through the unfathomable world of nature. Carrying a camera intensifies that state, by heightening my presence. The camera says to me, “Pay attention! Magic and mystery await! Are you ready?”
When photographing animals (and fungus, plants and landscapes), I am most interested in capturing a glimpse of the
umwelt of the creature, that is, its unique character, personality and world view. We talk about being able to walk in someone else’s shoes but can we also travel in another’s paw, hoof or wing? Like many other nature photographers, I feel the need to witness and document what we have on planet earth and what we are quickly losing.