I am a biologist and an educator, a teacher of biology and science at international schools in Vientiane, Lao PDR. I have taught English as a foreign language in Thailand and Laos, and previously high school science and biology in California. Over the years, due to my work and my love of nature I have taken every opportunity to travel to wild and exotic places. When I got to Asia in 2006, I was amazed by all the new creatures I saw, everywhere I went. I decided I needed to make a record of what I was seeing, so I would always remember them. This has led to this website, as a way of sharing my photographs with my friends and family.
Weekly Feature: A featured photo of the week.
Archive: A Collection of all past weekly featured photos.
I spent the month of January 2001 exploring the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula on board the MV Professor Multanovskiy, a Russian research ship converted for passenger use. The ship was owned by the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of St. Petersburg. She was built in 1982 in Finland. The trip was organized by Quark Expeditions, of Darien, CT.
Since 2006 I have resided in Southeast Asia. My favorite wildlife photos are included here. I do not collect specimens, so keep in mind that all species identifications have been made by me, on the basis of these photographs. All photos were taken in northeastern Thailand, unless otherwise noted.
I return to the USA every year; while there I spend most of my time on the Oregon coast, or in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Here is a collection of my favorite photos from these locations. I have also included here some favorite photos taken in southern Arizona by my sister Jan.
I spent several weeks in Kyoshu, Japan in July 2014. Here are some of my favorite photographs from that expedition.
This website is dedicated to the memory of Joe Clopton, my friend for 37 years. His curiosity and love of nature were a constant inspiration.