I gained a deep appreciation for wildlife while growing up in Kansas and traveling throughout the western states. 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 wildlife ecologist, having worked primarily for federal and state wildlife agencies over the years... but am 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. I have lived in Ft. Collins, Colorado since 2000 (albeit for a 2-year hiatus in Minnesota for my M.S.).
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 have provided use of photos to several non-profit conservation organizations, including the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.
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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
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, government representative, or public educator looking for 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 or habitat that doesn't currently appear on my site.