Take a journey with me into the natural world as I see it through the camera lens.

You may begin your exploration by clicking on one of these photos to see images in that gallery. Once in a gallery, scroll down to view all the images and click on a thumbnail to view a larger uncropped image and additional information about that animal or plant.

Note: Additional images in a gallery load as you scroll down the page.

Continue your exploration by reading some of the Natural Encounters articles which focus on the profiled species. Also check out the “story behind the photo.”

Animals

Animals

“Healing the relationship between humans and animals is crucial to restoring the health of the world.” —Susan Chernak...

Places

Places

“Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children..” —Kenyan...

Plants

Plants

“The most microscopic portions of plants are beautiful in themselves, and these are beautiful combined.” —John Muir ...

Portfolio

Portfolio

“To See a World in a Grain of Sand and a Heaven in a Wildflower” —William Blake (1757–1827)