This is the part where I’m supposed to write about myself in the third person – as if someone hijacked my website and decided to say a bunch of great stuff about me.
Instead I’ll say this: this site is about my passion for reptiles and amphibians. I’m an amateur herpetologist who has enjoyed photography for over 30 years. For more than 15 years I’ve decided to focus my lenses on the often misunderstood animals in an attempt to show them as few people take to the time to do. I’ve tried to capture the beauty of these animals in their worlds and from their perspectives. Nearly half of the world’s 7,000+ species of amphibians are suffering declining populations with too many going extinct in recent decades. Images of frogs, often seen as cute or endearing, are gaining in popularity but what about snakes? Very few people would claim snakes as cute. But they should be just as deserving of protection and preservation as panda bears, tigers, and whooping cranes. I hope to dispel some of the myths about snakes and show the truly amazing evolutionary biology these animals have achieved.
I also love to travel. I’ve made more than 30 trips to Central and South America and enjoy writing about my experiences. I also love to travel my home state of California looking for our diverse herpetofauna. This site is about frogs and snakes but also about people and conservation. It’s about seeing the world around us that we often overlook. It is the mix between the technology of photography and natural biology of the world around us. Please take the time to look at the photos and read some of the stories and news items. Hopefully, you’ll learn something you didn’t know. Let me know what you think.
As for my “day job”, well, that is a subject for a future topic – but Joe McNally might tell you I have a future as an internationally acclaimed supermodel.