Meet our panel of photo pros

01-06-2010 // NWF Staff

Photographer Kathy Adams ClarkKathy Adams Clark has been a professional nature photographer since 1995. She runs a stock agency that represents the work of fifteen outstanding nature photographers.  Kathy's work has appeared in many publications, including Birder’s World, Nature's Best, National Wildlife, Ranger Rick, Texas Highways and Texas Parks & Wildlife. Her photos have also been published in numerous books and calendars. Her photos appear every week in the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News in the "Nature" column written by her husband, Gary Clark. Kathy and Gary have published four books and have two more in the works that combine their photography and writing skills.
    Kathy teaches photography at local and national events. She leads photo workshops to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy and Morocco through Strabo Tours and is a past-president of the North American Nature Photography Association.






Photographer Brandon ColeBrandon Cole is a wildlife photographer and writer specializing in the marine environment. His award-winning imagery from around the world includes one of the top cetacean files with over 20 species of whales and dolphins represented; extensive coverage of other marine mammals; sharks, fishes and invertebrates; scuba diving; and many other marine subjects.
        With a degree in marine biology from the University of California—Santa Barbara, and experience in underwater scientific research (having worked with the National Park Service, the University of California, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science), he now explores one of the planet’s last frontiers, the world beneath the waves. Cole lives in land-locked Spokane, Washington, with his artist wife, Melissa.






Photographer Dan Cox For nearly 30 years, Daniel Cox has been pursuing his life-long dream of photographing nature in all its elements. He has traveled to all seven continents in search of the images that inspire his art and inform his audience. Dan’s work has been recognized and awarded in competitions including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best. He has been featured in galleries such as New York's Nikon House and the Natural History Museum in London. Dan is a regular contributor to natural history publications worldwide. He works with Hewlett Packard as a consultant for their fine art printers, has been honored as a Nikon “Legend” and is a mentor for Popular Photography’s “Mentor Series” workshops. His most personally satisfying accomplishments include his two cover stories for National Geographic Magazine as well as his current volunteer work as a communications specialist and advisory board member for Polar Bears International. He is sole photographer for thirteen books. Dan and his wife Tanya lead photographic tours to destinations all over the world. You can see more at Natural Exposures Invitational Photo Tours. To learn more about Daniel visit






Photographers Joe and Mary Ann McDonald Joe and Mary Ann McDonald are the most prolific and active husband-wife nature photography team in the United States today. They spend at least half of each year in the field, leading photo safaris to Africa, South America and other remote destinations, leading photo tours in various U.S. destinations, and conducting digital photography courses and classes at their studio, Hoot Hollow in McClure, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. Additionally, Joe and Mary Ann conduct one-day and weekend seminars across the country and have a wide record of books and publications that they have written or illustrated with their captivating images. They specialize in dramatic wildlife action photographs and high speed flash photography.






Photographer Rob PalmerRob Palmer spent the last half of 2007 and early 2008 traveling the globe to photograph the book Sky Hunters: The Passion of Falconry, which was published in the fall of 2008. Rob has been published in the following magazines and journals: National Wildlife, Wild Bird, Birder's World, BBC Wildlife, Living Bird, American Falconry, Defenders of Wildlife and the North American Falconers Journal. Some of his photos have been used for advertisements in Business Week, Fortune, the Wall Street Journal and Sotheby's Auction House.






Photographer Lynda RichardsonFor 25 years, Lynda Richardson's assignment work has taken her all over the United States, Central and South America, Africa, and Europe. Lynda was named one of the top female outdoor photographers in Nature's Best magazine. Her work appears in Smithsonian, National  Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, and many magazines. Known for her entertaining photography workshops and lectures, Lynda has also appeared in numerous television shows, radio programs (including on NPR), magazines and newspaper articles. She has received several awards for her work, including the Pictures of The Year (POY), Nature’s Best International Photography Competition, and the Pro-Tour of Nature Photography competitions. Lynda has lead trips to Tanzania, Peru, and Alaska for organizations such as The National Zoo and The Nature Conservancy.  In December 2008, Lynda was a guest speaker for the University of Mary Washington President's Travel Club trip to South Africa. In 2005, Lynda worked with her alma mater, the University of Mary Washington, to publish her first book, University of Mary Washington: Moments in Time, published in 2007.






Photographer Nancy RotenbergNancy Rotenberg is an award-winning photographer, feature writer and educator.  Her images and text appear in numerous calendars, greeting cards, magazines, and paper products.  She has written three books:  How to Photograph Close-ups in Nature, Photography and the Creative Life, and La Luz del Pueblo: Discovering a Sense of Place in San Miguel del Allende. Her fine art prints are available at various galleries and at Nancy is also a popular motivational speaker, leading workshops and seminars throughout the world.






Photographer Florian Schulz Florian Schulz is a professional nature and wildlife photographer in a constant search for images that inspire individuals to take action to protect large endangered ecosystems. Under the project title “Freedom to Roam,” Florian has dedicated years of his life to promote the creation of wildlife corridors.  Often joined by his partner, Emil, he spends months at a time in the field. The results of their efforts are not only breathtaking images and stories from the wild, but entire conservation campaigns with book publications, museum exhibits, lectures and other media work. His first book —Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam (2005), published by Braided River, received an Independent Book Publisher Award, named “Most Likely to Save the Planet.”
Florian`s images have been awarded in some of the most prestigious photography competitions. He was named “Conservation Photographer of the Year” by the National Wildlife & Nature`s Best International Photography Awards. He is currently working on his second book in the “Freedom to Roam” series. Schulz is also the youngest founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). For more about his work please visit his website at: 



Photographer Rob SheppardRob Sheppard has had a longtime commitment to helping photographers connect with digital imaging technology. He was one of the small group of people who started PCPhoto magazine to bring the digital world to photographers on their terms. He is the editor of PCPhoto, a contributing editor to Outdoor Photographer and author/photographer of over a dozen photo books, including Adobe Camera Raw for Digital Photographers Only, the PCPhoto Digital SLR Handbook and the Epson Complete Guide to Digital Printing.
He also writes a column in Outdoor Photographer, teaches workshops around the country and writes a tips column for National Wildlife magazine online.

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