For me, nature photography started simply as a way to record my adventures and trips so I could revisit them for years to come. What began as an afterthought gradually evolved into a consuming passion. I am very fortunate in that my dad was an avid outdoorsman and he passed his love for the outdoors along to my brothers and me. I can think of no better repayment than by passing those gifts along to my children and grandchildren, and by sharing the outdoors I love and cherish so much with others through nature photography. I photograph what pleases me, in a style which is comfortable for me. Thankfully, I have received much positive feedback and encouragement which keeps me pushing forward in search for more beauty to capture with my camera. Being in nature is not an option to me, it is a requirement. It is a time of reflection, appreciation, introspection, observation and rebirth. It is where I recharge my soul and free myself from the turmoil within the world. Whether I am deep in the swamp, walking along the beach or merely enjoying some leisure time in a hammock, it is a very spiritual experience.