I am interested in bird and travel photography, often combining both.  My interest in birds began in the 3rd grade when my teacher opened my eyes and mind to their great variety and the niches the various species occupied.  This also stimulated my interest in science which became my passion and career.  As I began to travel I found that the natural environment was much more interesting to me than the urban environment.  I enjoy learning about the history and culture of the places I visit which enhances my experience.