**During May and June 2013, I will have photos on display at Mugs Coffee Lounge (@ the Oval), across from CSU campus: 306 W. Laurel St., Fort Collins, CO (NW corner of Laurel & Howes). 10% of proceeds will be donated to the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation ( http://www.parcplace.org
). Please stop by for a coffee and check out the prints!
I am a native of Kansas and spent the first 22 years of my life in that great state! I gained a deep appreciation for wildlife of North America while growing up and traveling throughout the western states. My family has always encouraged and enabled me to learn about the natural world. The adaptability and diversity of wildlife continues to amaze me, especially those species residing in grasslands and deserts of the West.
I am also a professional biologist, with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology (Kansas State University, 2000), and an M.S. in Biology (Minnesota State University Mankato, 2007 - I studied ecology of river otters in southeastern Minnesota for my thesis). I have worked as a biologist primarily for federal and state governments over the years but am now at Colorado State University to pursue a Ph.D. in Ecology. I'm currently studying the impacts of environmental changes on reptiles in the Great Plains, including developing a citizen-science based survey to monitor reptile populations over time. I have lived in Ft. Collins, Colorado for about 9 years - now with my best friend and wife, Laura, and our 2 cats.
In addition to my keen interest in nature, I have a life-long passion for art. I view photography as a way to share my perspectives of nature with others. In the past I have published photographic work and articles in 'Colorado Outdoors' magazine, on the cover of a book on sagebrush ecosystems, and I have provided use of photos to several non-profit conservation organizations, including the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.
If you enjoy the images you see here, please be sure to give your favorite photos a 'green thumbs-up' on my site (if you hover the cursor over each photo you will see this option). If you would like to follow me on FaceBook, you can find me here: http://www.facebook.com/DannyMartinPhotography
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
Thank you for your interest in my work!
- 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 or public educator looking for digital copies, and note that 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.