I am a photographer, writer, and nature enthusiast. I enjoy the outdoors - mountains, beaches, and national parks - and I love animals.
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: Elephant seals at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery. Some of the newborn elephant seals were born minutes before the pictures were taken.
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.
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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."