Awards & Publications

I was hiking in the Namib Dunes in Namibia with only one thought in mind which was ahead of me. Carrying tripod with a Minolta DSLR camera and 70-300mm Sigma lens attached, I stopped to take a breath and turned around to see what you’re seeing. It taught me a lesson: “turn around and see from where I just walked.” It was 1996, Velvia film and with this image, I won the Grand Prize in the National Geographic Traveler photo contest – all expenses paid trip for 2 to Nepal!

  Film Photography Awards & Publications Previously & Currently As a Freelance Photographer/Author

  • 1996-97 –Grand Prize Winner of National Geographic Traveler;(Nepal, 3 weeks)
  • 1998 – Agfa Contest (So Africa) – 3rd place
  • 2002-BG Wildlife – Honorable Mention (UK)
  • 2009, 2011-Honorable mentions with Nature’s Best magazine (USA)
  • 2009-Glanzlichter (Germany) – Honorable Mention
  • 2007 – 1st book “Portrait of Paradise” (Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem) hardcover with FILM published by Far Country Press in Helena, MT
  • 2010 2nd book, “Wildlife of Southern Africa”, Random Struik Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1991- currently …as a freelance photographer published with several travel and clothing catalogues, American and South African postcards, calendars 

      American t-shirt and necktie companies purchased my photos for T-shirt and necktie designs

      Magazines, current and past purchased photos with my travel & nature stories: Outside Bozeman, Distinctly Montana, Big Sky Journal, 

      Country & Country Life,  Women in the Outdoors, Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, Reptiles, Nature’s Best, Bowhunter, Timbila, Custos 

      (So African Natl Parks) magazine, Africa Geographic, Diversions

  • 2011-2023 …taught photography classes with Adult Community Education in Bozeman and continue to teach privately
  • 2008-10 – Sigma Lens rep with lectures in California
 Cover photos showing here are from various calendars and magazines over the years. You will view my original and how a publisher crops a photo to fit their size for a magazine or a calendar. When I’m photographing, I’m always envisioning to whom I might sell as a vertical cover, different sized calendars, editorial, panoramic, etc. It’s always a challenge in 2nd guessing someone else’s eye!