2020 Showcase Top 24 Winner
I am a serious amateur nature photographer on the weekends, and a self-employed architect during the week. I strive to make artistic and creative compositions with all nature subjects, including wildlife, birds, wildflowers, and landscapes.
Many years ago I asked my future wife, Margaret, on a first date to photograph wildflowers, and we still haven’t returned from that date. We enjoy photographing together and looking at the same scene differently. She also has a winning photograph that was selected in the top 250 landscapes this year.
My photography journey started in college, as a fun and creative outlet to do outdoors when I was not studying architecture. I love nature, landscapes and animals, and photography gives me the opportunity to show how beautiful and wonderful nature is, and how important it is to protect it.
Living in Seattle, I am blessed to be surrounded with mountains and desert to the East, and the ocean to the West. There are a large variety of wildflowers, animals, and birds to learn about, observe and appreciate their behavior, and photograph.
Explore more of Don’s work—and his wife’s—at https://larkinnaturephotos.smugmug.com/
As a NANPA Member
I have been a member of NANPA for two years. I had a photograph titled “Tipsoo Lake” selected in the top 250 landscapes for the 2019 Expressions.