I use photography as a tool to educate and inspire the public about science and conservation issues. I work closely with researchers in the field, documenting them as they study the environment--whether it's from the deck of a ship or a penguin colony.
My goals in photographing science are:
Educate the public about science
Inspire the next generation of researchers
Communicate the need to protect wild places
My education and training as an oceanographer has given me a special insight into photographing science. Since 2002, I have documented 43 scientific expeditions. I spend roughly 100 days every year in the field.
My photographs have been featured in museum exhibits--including the Field Museum and the Smithsonian, books--such as my own Science on Ice, calendars, and magazines worldwide. I have been recognized with awards from the BBC, Nature's Best, and International Conservation Photography competitions. To see other places my work has appeared, visit my credits page.
I am a Fellow in the Explorer's Club, a Senior Fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers, and a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and American Geophysical Union.
I depend on Nikon cameras to get the shots, ThinkTank & MindShift bags to carry my gear, and Patagonia and Outdoor Research outerwear to keep me warm. If you log in to my ThinkTank Affiliate page, you will qualify for a free accessory when you spend $50 or more.
When I'm not battling subfreezing temperatures in Antarctica or riding the waves on a research ship, I am happiest exploring the Pacific Northwest's wild places with my family. To learn more about me or my work, visit my FAQ page or contact me.