A three-toed sloth can scratch itself for hours. This one takes a break to watch us watching him.
The Gila Wilderness was designated as the world's first wilderness area on June 3, 1924. This 3.3 million acre landscape is home to large elk herds, mule deer, coyotes, Bald eagles, Great Blue Herons, and Mexican wolves. It is defined by wide-open spaces, small lakes, sunflower lined forest roads, wildflower meadows and rugged canyons. It is a place I return to as often as possible and dream of when I am away.
Frogs, like this one found while on expedition in the Juruá Watershed, are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Setting up a shot like this in the field takes extra patience and help from a skilled frog wrangler.
I lived and worked for several years in a tiny village in the Panamanian rainforest. Since then, the first question that enters my mind when I arrive in a new place is: how do people sustain themselves here? Riberinhos in Brazil, like so many subsistence communities around the world still draw their sustenance directly from nature.
In the field and on expedition is where the fascinating worlds of conservation science and adventure meet, and my favorite setting for a story.
The Pantanal, the world's largest wetlands are located in Brazil and Bolivia. The maze of waterways that run through this region are best appreciated from the air.