The Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a photographer’s dream. I wanted to capture Autumn in Tennessee which passes as quickly as it sets in. But my plans were rained on – literally – as I got caught in the middle of Hurricane Nate. It certainly created some interesting images! CLICK HERE to see…

Caribbean flamingo

San Diego Zoo, April 2009

dog-faced fruit bat

Native to Southeast Asia, this guy calls Michigan home thanks to the Organization For Bat Conversation at Cranbrook Institute. He didn’t seem to mind posing for me!

napping Sea lions

The main attraction at Fisherman’s Wharf: noisy, smelly Sea Lions lounge around without a care in the world… enjoying the sun, surf and photographers’ attention. San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 – Click here to see the entire collection. If you like this photo, leave a comment or use the Facebook, Twitter […]

Bird Island

Hundreds of Brandt’s Cormorants nest on this island which is out of reach of man due to cliffs and sea surges.  The seabirds nest along the Pacific Ocean and dive into the water, chasing fish as deep as 40 feet below the surface at feeding time. San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 […]

baby sea lion

I watched this baby sea lion attempt to join his mother on a high rock in the cove. He was continuously tossed around on the jagged rocks until one wave proved fatal.  He washed ashore minutes later, his side pierced and bones crushed. San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 – Click here […]


The buzz of insects is the only noise you hear on the grounds of the Carmelite Monastery in Carmel, California. The nuns have maintained a vow of silence since coming from Mount Carmel in the Holy Land to the California shores in 1602.  But they were nice enough to let us photograph their beautiful gardens. […]


Gorilla, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. 8-19-08

Teenage Tiger

Yearbook Photo

polar bear from below

He weighs 1,150 lbs… when do you begin to question the glass tunnel that you are standing in?  This photo was taken in the underwater exploration at the Detroit Zoo’s Artic Ring of Life.  3-26-08