Selected Photos

  • Sunset Over Grand Canyon - P2

    Rim Trail Between Mojave and Hopi Points, South Rim, Grand Canyon National; Park; AUG 2019

  • Lightning Over Grand Canyon - P3A

    Mojave Point, South Rim, Grand Canyon National; Park; AUG 2019

  • Bryce Canyon- P3

    Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT; SEP 2018

  • Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)

    Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park, WY; MAY 2019

  • Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) Feeding On Salmon

    During the salmon run in November and December, Turkey Vultures migrate to the rivers where salmon spawn. When salmon spwan, they die. The vultures and gulls feast on the carcasses. Lake Natomas, American River Parkway, Gold River, CA; NOV 2019

  • Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) with Eaglets

    Mississippi Bar, American River Parkway, Orangevale, CA; JUL 2020

  • Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

    Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, FL; FEB 2020

  • Sanderling (Calidris alba)

    Sanibel Island, FL; FEB 2020

  • Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

    Mississippi Bar, American River Parkway, Orangevale, CA; MAY 2020

  • River Otter

    Sailor Bar, American River Parkway, Fair Oaks, CA; AUG 2020

  • American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) - P2

    Kootenay National Park, Alberta, Canada; May 2019

  • The Steadfast Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin National Park, NV; OCT 2015 It was early October; for most of us, winter was still on the horizon. But for the bristlecone pine, living above 11,000 feet, winter comes early. The cloud cover over Wheeler Peak was, in fact, bringing an early winter storm. There was sulshy snow on the ground in some areas, the mountin top was shrouded with fog and we were treated to intermittnt periods of sleet and rain. But our visit was temporary. The Bristlecone Pine is thousands of years old. These conditions are part of the life for this tough, reilient creature.

  • Among the Elders

    A sapling Giant Sequoia growing up in the protection of its ancient progenitors. They have opened their canopy to give it space and light. Sequoia National Park, OCT 2014 Awarded: 2nd Place, Photography, Folsom Arts Member Show AUG 2016, 3rd Place, Landscapes, Lodi Community Art Center Photography Show, FEB 2016; Finalist, Photographer's Forum Spring Photography Competition, 2015 Color version haning in Adve ntis Health Corp HQ, Roseville, CA

My passion is nature. I have stood in wonder and in awe, watching the beauty of the world!

Communing with nature brings peace and tranquility to my soul. Photography provides me the artistic platform to share that peace and tranquility with my audience.

When I photograph landscapes, I prefer to capture smaller, more intimate landscapes. When I discover a scene, I study it to understand the natural and/or human forces that act upon it. I observe the sky and think about the forces of climate and weather and how they are impacting it. I find and focus on an actor, animate or inanimate, so that I can depict its interaction with that landscape. I look for the small details like wet stones along a river, glistening vegetation, the habitat supporting wildlife and the mix of textures and colors that that create the patterns of nature. I try to craft a composition that will entice the audience to linger and to find their story. I want them to imagine themselves experiencing the sights, the sounds and the feeling as if they were there. To give them a few moments respite from their everyday world.

When I photograph wildlife, I prefer to capture them interacting with their natural habitat. I watch and wait, attempting to make a composition that gives the context of their environment, while performing some action that shows how they live. I want my audience to linger and see things they never saw before. I want them to appreciate the subjects role in its environment.