I hope you enjoy the wildlife photos as much as I enjoy bringing them to you, but don't forget the rest of the site. If you love wildlife then go to the Wildlife Economics page and learn the funda-mental reasons why species are endan-gered.

It's great to be able to fly off to Africa or Australia to take wildlife photos, but many of the very best wildlife photos I've seen were taken in people's own backyards. If you've never thought of your back yard as a wilderness (or of that being a good thing), then check out the National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat program.

With 50 sq feet or 50 acres, they show you step by step how to turn your back yard into a habi-tat that's friendly to wildlife and still beautiful for you. It's easier than you think! Click on the icon to take a look.

I call this gallery Shadows of the Sixth Wave in dedication to the species that are daily becoming threatened, endangered or extinct. Our planet has experienced five major periods of mass extinction in its history. Now we are experiencing the sixth such wave of extinction. The difference between this event and the previous five is that this one is caused by the activities of humans. Even by conservative estimates, we are losing species at a rate over 1,500 times that of the natural extinctions that would occur without our influence. It is my hope that these images may inspire the same sense of appreciation in others that I feel toward those who share this planet with us and perhaps even to move you to action... write your representatives, donate to one of the conservation groups on the links page, make your back yard friendly for wildlife. It is said that fate is the accumulation of innumerable small decisions. If that's true, then the fate of wildlife is in your hands.
One nice thing about researching wildlife economics is that my work takes me to interesting places. One thing that always strikes me about Africa is the density of life there; it feels as if every millimeter of land is teeming with living things. It can be a harsh and dangerous place, but it also a place of magnificent beauty and wonder.
I am American by birth and first learned to love photographing animals at the Miami Metrozoo long before I contemplated studying wildlife for a living. Since returning to the US in 2003, I have developed a new appreciation for our own wilderness areas and plan to cconcentrate my photogaphy on our native wildlife over the next few years.
I had never traveled to Asia until I was invited to China in 2007 to participate in a workshop on tiger conservation. While I only had limited opportunities to photograph wildlife on the trip, I certainly took advantage of those I did have. I hope to return many times and add to this gallery in the future.
Australia & New Zealand
I had the good fortune to live for 10 years in New Zealand, one of the most beautiful places on Earth. During that time, I took several trips to Australia where I enjoyed the opporunity to photograph some incredible animals. Both countries separated from the rest of Gondwanaland quite early and so have unique and beautiful species.
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