Hiking in the wild, observing nature and being able to use my favorite hobby to record it has always been a dream and now retired, a reality. I have enjoyed photography since my youth and started taking images more seriously about 35 years ago with my first Mamiya pro flim camera. Purchased a Canon EOS 35 mm in 1985 and switched to digital when the 20D hit the market. My hobby is now my obsession as I travel with my 7D at my side. Living in Florida during the winter and Maine in the summer, I'm able to take advantage of two distinctly different areas. I surely hope others enjoy my photography, seeing the beauty of nature and realizing the need to preserve it.