Welcome!

I am a photographer, writer, and nature enthusiast. I enjoy the outdoors - mountains, beaches, and national parks - and I love animals.

 

Galleries:

Butterflies: Monarch butterflies in my garden.

Butterflies Overwintering: Overwintering monarch butterflies at the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove in 2022 and 2023. In 2022, 24,128 monarch butterflies were counted at the Grove.

Butterflies Videos: The video is a compilation of photographs of overwintering monarch butterflies at the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove in 2022.

Elephant Seals and Otters: Elephant seals at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery. Some of the newborn elephant seals were born minutes before the pictures were taken. Sea otters at Morro Bay.

Gulls and Shorebirds: Gulls and sandpipers at Pismo Beach and Shell Beach.

Hummingbirds: Mother and baby hummingbirds in my garden. Mother hummingbirds had nested in my camphor tree and raised their young.

Rescued Animals and Birds: Animals at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, which rehabilitates animals. The animals in the zoo cannot return to the wild. Check out the mountain lion with titanium teeth!

Squirrels: Squirrels in my garden.

Yellowstone: Bison and elk in Yellowstone. Most of the bison were along the Madison River in West Yellowstone.

 

Children’s Hummingbird Book:

Little Jewel’s Remarkable Journey is an award-winning children's picture book with more than 50 stunning hummingbird images.

 

Thank you for visiting!

 

Awards

2019: City of Placentia Photography Contest: Masters Division: Best Photo - Nature: "Bluebird Visit"

2014: Big Bear Alpine Zoo Calendar Photography Contest: Amateur First Place: "Majestic Alaska," Second Place: "Cowboy," and Third Place: "Titanium Teeth."