I gained a deep appreciation for wildlife and native ecosystems while growing up in Kansas and traveling throughout the western states. I am a professional wildlife ecologist, having worked primarily for federal and state wildlife agencies over the years - now at Colorado State University pursuing a Ph.D. in Ecology. My dissertation research is investigating potential impacts of environmental change on reptiles in the Great Plains (see http://www.reptilemonitor.org
). Except for 2 years in Minnesota, I have lived in Ft. Collins, Colorado since 2000.
I view photography as a way to share my perspectives of and experiences in nature with others. In the past I have published photographic work and articles in 'Colorado Outdoors' magazine (including the 2014 Annual Photography Issue, and cover photo of the May/June 2015 issue), the 'Sonoran Herpetologist' newsletter-journal, and books (Hanser et al. 2011). I also regularly provide photos to several non-profit conservation organizations, including the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (e.g., see http://www.coparc.org/species.html
) and wildlife agencies.
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If you are interested in conservation of reptiles and amphibians, please consider joining and becoming active in the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC)! It is free to join! For more information go to: http://www.parcplace.org
I encourage other aspiring photographers to read the excellent article in Audubon about ethics and wildlife photography; it doesn't just apply to birds! https://www.audubon.org/magazine/may-june-2015/too-close-comfort
I always try to take photos of wildlife in situ; those few I have taken after release from permitted wildlife research are designated as such.
Thank you for your interest in my work, and please give use the 'thumbs up' to mark images you particularly enjoy!
- Danny Martin
*Note for Publishers and Public Educators: I am happy to arrange for use of my photos in digital format. Please contact me directly if you are a publisher, government representative, or public educator in need of digital copies.
**I have many other stock photographs that are not yet on my website! Please check my stock photo galleries for images that may suite your needs or send a request if you are searching for a specific species, diagnostic characters, behaviors, or habitat that doesn't currently appear on my site.