About Gary

I have been carrying a camera into wild places since my first backpacking trip in 1976. I really enjoy exploring our area parks and also my own backyard.  Many times, I will re-visit the same location to get just the right light or weather conditions.  During the winter, I spend hours sitting in my tent near the bird feeder trying to get that perfect image.

I also look forward to canoe/photography trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota.  One of my favorite parts of wilderness paddling is seeing what is around the corner of the next portage trail, lake or river!

My photo credits include: Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation magazine and calendar, The Iowan, The Boundary Waters Journal magazine, Boundary Waters and Quetico calendar, Images of Iowa calendar, Nature Photographer magazine, Our Iowa magazine and calendar and Paddling.net calendar.

Now that I am retired from an engineering lab at Rockwell Collins, I look forward to spending much more time hiking, paddling and exploring 🙂