I have been traveling to south Florida in February for the past few years and have discovered a wealth of fantastic photo opportunities. The Everglades is such a unique ecosystem with its slow moving river of water in a sawgrass setting full of interesting mammals and birds. We’ll have time to shoot big landscapes along with Florida’s famous coastline and Everglades wetlands. Also, this tour will take advantage of the great birding in the area. We will hookup with local professional guides to photograph burrowing owls, numerous species of herons, hawks and wading birds that are fairly habituated to give us a better chance at bird photography success.
I have always been a conservationist and one who photographs to share the beauty and importance of nature and the place humans have in it. Because I also believe that carrots are more effective than sticks, I focus on the allure of nature.
For 25 years I have documented conservation. My passions have been primates—lemurs of Madagascar, chimpanzees of Africa and orangutans of Indonesia. Commissioned by a variety of NGOs, what was always critical for me was the human factor. My last assignment was for UNESCO-Asia covering World Heritage Sites. Beyond the iconic images, I was to understand and expose the effect of the local population on the site and the effect of the site and its visitors on the local population. Continue reading →