"After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains" Walt Whitman
Gary is an avid outdoor enthusiast and has been interested in wildlife from a very young age. As a certified Master Naturalist, Master Wildlife Conservationist and National Park Service Ranger he has led and narrated eco tours as well as taught adults and children alike about the coastal ecosystem of Florida, the wildlife of New England’s woods and the geology and wildlife of the Yellowstone Ecosystem. In his travels throughout North and Central America he has concentrated on digitally documenting a variety of wildlife species. A self-taught photographer and artist, his travels have taken him from the far reaches of Alaska, across the Canadian tundra, through the wilderness of Montana and Wyoming, southward to the shores of the Sea of Cortez, through the Great Divide and deep woods of Maine. His passion for photography and art combined with his wildlife background results in stunning wildlife images and wood burnings. Gary is affiliated with a variety of professional organizations and has received various awards. He was most recently an Semi-Finalist in the Windland Smith Rice International Nature Competition associated with Natures Best Photography Magazine and chosen as a contributor to a new National Geographic Book entitled Sublime Nature.
Casey Anderson, Naturalist and Host of Nat Geo Wild TV says of Gary's work...."Seriously Amazing! Good Stuff."
National Geographic Book - Sublime Nature will be available in March 2014 Be sure to look for my work in this fabulous new book by Cristina Mittermeier.
Sublime Nature - A National Geographic Book
Yellowstone - A Rangers Perspective http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles1111/gm1111-1.html
Photopreneur Interview http://blogs.photopreneur.com/wildlife-photography-offers-beautiful-images-and-teaching-opportunities#more-1450
National Geographic Magazine – Editors Pick - Best 0f 2008 http://golbanoooo.posterous.com/national-geographic-best-of-2008
Gray Whales of the Mexican Baja – Nature Photographers Magazine http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles0607/gm0607-1.html
Maine – From the Coast to Katahdin – Nature Photographers Magazine http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles1107/gm1107-1.html
Outdoor Photographer Magazine
Nature Photographer Magazine – Field Contributor http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles0609/gm0609-1.html
Connecticut Audubon Web Gallery – Field Contributor
Upcoming Exhibits, Workshops and Lectures
Contact me regarding Wildlife Photography Workshops and Lectures on North American Bears, Yellowstone Ecosystem, The Bears and Wolves of Yellowstone, Bear Safety, Wild Alaska and 12 Tips for Successful Wildlife Photos.
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center Exhibit - Yellowstone National Park
Contributing Photographer - National Geographic - Sublime Nature - March 2014 on Barnes and Noble website.
Book Entitled - Wild America - Native American Stories, Myths and Legends
A series of my images complimented with Native American stories, myths and legends about the creatures that fill us with wonder, love and respect.
Digital Photography Tutoring - One on One tutoring for beginners wanting to learn more about digital photography. Learn the basics of exposure, camera settings and composition with "hands on" instruction. These sessions can be arranged around your schedule with week end availability.
Note: All images were taken in the wild unless in the folder labeled "Captive Images". Captive shots were taken in controlled environments like game reserves where animals are well protected and treated humanely.