About Ozark Nature Gallery
Mike has been an avid nature and wildlife photographer for over 25 years. He enjoys the challenge of capturing birds in-flight and has a passion for birds of prey. As an avid outdoorsman most of his life, Mike has coupled his knowledge of the outdoors with photography to capture wildlife in their natural habitats.
Mike’s photos have recently been published by the New York City Parks and Recreation Department, the New York State Parks Department, Cornell University’s Ornithology Department’s award winning website, “All About Birds” and the California Parks Department.
In September 2010, one of his photos won the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Spotlight contest “People’s Choice” award. This photo was the highest voted photo by the general public from over 10,000 submissions. Later in 2010, one of his photos was selected for publication in a book entitled, Capture Arkansas. His photo was one of only 200 photos selected for publication from over 63,000 submissions for this book that was published in November 2010.
In May of 2011, one of Mike's photos won the "grand champion" award in a photography contest sponsored by the Mid American Photography Symposium held in Eureka Springs, AR. Mike has also authored a photography book entitled, Arkansas Wildlife and Landscapes.