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About Me

I have had a fascination with natural history since early childhood. If I wasn’t exploring the woodlands and farm country near my eastern Missouri home I was reading field guides or daydreaming about the animals found therein.

During my young adult years I took to traveling and exploring the back country by various means. It was on one of these trips that I decided I was going to make my living as a wildlife photographer. Unfortunately like many aspiring wildlife photographers I was enticed into the world of people photography, where I make my living today. Fortunately, I still enjoy spending most all of my free time (and unfortunately all of my money) searching for and photographing wildlife

It wasn’t too many years ago that I was introduced to the internet and discovered that there was a full blown hobby called “field herping”. Up until that point I really thought I was about the only one (with exception to a very few others) that enjoyed going out and searching for reptiles and amphibians. Of course this realization was warmly welcomed by me and since then I’ve made many great friends in the hobby as well as greatly expanded my knowledge from them.

Today, I live in St. Louis, MO where I enjoy the diversity of culture, good beer, fine food, and first-rate live music that living in the city provides.  While I can appreciate the amenities of the city there’s nothing I enjoy more than being in the field, exploring new habitats, and looking for wildlife that I may have dreamed about as a child but couldn’t comprehend seeing them in life would ever be a reality.

Quinn and I with a handfull of getula on the Texas coast. Photo by Scott Walberg

An old pic that a friend sent to me

3000 mile trek from Mexco to Canada along the Continental Divide Trail

Quinn and I with a large Texas rat snake in north Texas. Photo by Mark Pyle

Me photographing a Mole Kingsnake in the Croatan NF, Carteret Co, NC. Photo by Jerry Reynolds

Quinn chilling in the shade with a Texas Tortoise

My herping partner Quinn

Me photographing a Western Cottonmouth at Larue Road in Union Co, IL. Photo by Rachel Brekhus

2200 mile trek from Springer Mountain Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine