Background: Larry has been photographing wildlife and natural history subjects for more than 50 years. After doctoral and post-doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, Larry spent 30 years with The Nature Conservancy and with NatureServe where, as their Chief Zoologist, he oversaw the development of their central zoological databases and helped start and support state and provincial natural heritage programs and conservation data centers. Larry has also authored numerous publications as well as chapters in several books (e.g., Precious Heritage, Our Living Resources). In his retirement Larry has focused his energies on conservation photography in an attempt to inspire people to care about our natural world.
Featured Image: Polar Bear Mother and Cubs
Background Story on Image: Polar Bears are among the millions of species threatened by human-induced impacts to natural habitats. Foremost now among the threats to all living inhabitants of our planet is human-caused climate change. Polar bears are an iconic symbol of the arctic and of the threats posed by our changing climate. I’ve been privileged to have made four trips into their realm for the purpose of photographing polar bears in their natural habitat. I believe that wildlife images can inspire people to care about wildlife and about threats to their continued existence. I provide all my images at no cost to conservation organizations who are working to conserve natural habitats or to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Business Name: MasterImages.org
Location: Adirondack Mountains, New York, USA
Artist Specialty: Wildlife (birds, mammals, herptiles, invertebrates) and Conservation Photography