By profession I am a veterinarian, working with dogs and cats at VCA Battle Ground Animal Hospital in Washington State. Living in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest though, I love to get outdoors and appreciate nature.
In June of 2002, I purchased my first digital camera (a Nikon Coolpix 880) and began trying to photograph birds by holding the camera up to the spotting scope I used for bird watching. Birding is typically best in the early morning and late afternoon, when the light is also often best for landscape photography. While out digiscoping, I began to take photos of the scenery around me. This eventually led to more landscape photography.
The beauty of nature has always fascinated and filled me, and I find more and more that attempting to capture photographically what I experience has grown into a full-blown passion.