In addition to writing, I am also an award-winning photographer and specialize in nature and wildlife photography.  My love of photography developed in my early years as well.  I started out by making my pets (8 beagle hounds, one German shepherd, one squirrel monkey and a half dozen cats) sit still long enough for me to take black and white photos of them.  After high school, I furthered my photographic studies while serving in the U.S. Air Force. 

Since then, I have attended the Rocky Mountain School of Photography's Nature Photography Workshop Series at Wildeyes in Kalispell, Montana, and graduated from the "Beginning Nature Photography Course" and the "Advanced Nature Photography Course" taught by Joe and Mary Ann McDonald at Hoot Hollow in McClure, Pennsylvania. 

I have continued my photographic studies by completing college level courses in photography and by attending photographic workshops and seminars held by such well-known nature photographers as John Shaw, John and Barbara Gerlach, Harry June, Rick Hobbs and Ty Smedes.   I am a field contributor to Nature Photographer magazine and a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). I have won numerous awards and was selected to participate in the "Faces of Iowa" project which was exhibited at the Des Moines Art Center before traveling around the State of Iowa.

Below is a sampling of my work.  Enjoy!

BarnButterfly on Flower 






 Cock's Comb Duck on Log













Gourds and PumpkinsJunior1











Lucy the Lynx  Montana River Scenic












Pink RoseRosie


































Rocky the RaccoonWood


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