Last evening I was at the Buena Vista Grassland in cental Wisconsin and witnessed a large display of prairie knats. As sun set small tornadoes of insects started to pop up throughout the flat terrain. Here are a few photos from the evening. Also I felt creative and took a photograph of some bluestem grass using a blue flash while exposing for the moon.
My photographs have been published and exhibited regionally and internationally. A few publications include BBC Wildlife, Ducks Unlimited, Photographers forum magazine, Color magazine and Wisconsin Natural Resources magazines.
During 2007, I was specially commended in the BBC Wildlife photographer of the year competition London England. During 2010 the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources selected one of my badger photographs to be used in the design of the new Wisconsin Endangered Resources license plate. The new Wisconsin ER license plates are some of the first in the county to feature photography.
My dedication towards conservation photography as well as efforts made towards creating environmental awareness thru my photography is my passion. I reside on the northern shore of the glacial lake Wisconsin basin of central Wisconsin - Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Click on the image above to view some of my newest documentary photography from around Wood County Wisconsin
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