Mike is a native Texan and lives in Fort Worth. He is a decorated 40-year career military pilot, he has traded in his wings now, translating his enthusiasm for flying into being an avid photographer. It was more than 50 years ago that Mike picked up his first camera, a Kodak Box Camera. Mike has always had an interest in photographing wildlife, landscape and people playing or working.
Mike uses Nikon D810 and D5 equipment and is currently sUAS (drone) certified commerical pilot using Dji equipment.
Mike has always said, "A photograph occurs in a fraction of a second when the photographer releases the shutter." With Mike's images, this takes the viewer to that magical place and space in time. Through sharing these images and teaching workshop groups, Mike hopes to motivate others to appreciate, preserve and protect our environment for our future generations. Mike's images are a representation of his ideals not only in regard to nurturing our environment, but also in respect for all the animals and the landscape. The wildlife in Mike's images are not tamed, caged, nor are they from game farms. No animals are harmed in any way and they are left to live in their own natural environment.
Mike's work has been featured in such publications as Texas Highways, Nature Photography, Audubon, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Monthly, Travel Host magazines, Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau, Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce, International Crane Foundation, Bugle Magazine and Windsport Magazine. Most of the images are from the Texas Gulf Coast, but some are from Alaska, Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Washington D.C. and New Mexico.
Thank you for visiting. If you have any questions, Mike would welcome the opportunity to talk more with you.