I am an "animal lover". We have two dogs (one dog was left in a box at 
grocery store in Miami)and one cat - I found her (weeks old and weighing
almost one pound) standing next to a road in the Florida Everglades. I 
guess deep down I am an "environmental photographer. I want to show the 
effects of our lives, our environment and the changes in them. I feel I 
need to speak for animals. I want to show what we have before it is gone. 
Our world is ever changing. This is the only world we have. 


 
There are over 20 million people in Florida with over 1 million alligators. : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
There are over 20 million people in Florida with over 1 million alligators.
As the population grows, the wetland decrease and the chance for animal encounters increase. : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
As the population grows, the wetland decrease and the chance for animal encounters increase.
Alligators at one point were considered almost extinct.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Alligators at one point were considered almost extinct.
By the 1950s, endless hunting had almost wiped out the population.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
By the 1950s, endless hunting had almost wiped out the population.
Alligators can go six months a year without eating. : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Alligators can go six months a year without eating.
Alligators watch from above the water but they listen and feel the vibrations of prey from beneath the water.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Alligators watch from above the water but they listen and feel the vibrations of prey from beneath the water.
Alligator wrestling started as hunting expeditions by Native Americans in the Florida Everglades.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Alligator wrestling started as hunting expeditions by Native Americans in the Florida Everglades.
It is now a tourist attraction.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
It is now a tourist attraction.
A Cuban Knight Anole and his passenger.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A Cuban Knight Anole and his passenger.
The Florida Everglades is a ecosystem unlike any other. It is home to a variety of rare and unique wildlife including a diversity of native birds, mammals, fish and reptiles.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The Florida Everglades is a ecosystem unlike any other. It is home to a variety of rare and unique wildlife including a diversity of native birds, mammals, fish and reptiles.
Hunters search for pythons, a reptile that does not belong in the everglades.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Hunters search for pythons, a reptile that does not belong in the everglades.
Kids display the day's catch in the Bahamas.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Kids display the day's catch in the Bahamas.
Feeding the six foot long tarpons at Robbies Cafe in the Florida Keys. : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Feeding the six foot long tarpons at Robbies Cafe in the Florida Keys.
Fibropapillomatosis is a tumor-causing disease that affects sea turtles. FP causes external tumors that grow so large that they affect their ability to swim, eat and see.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Fibropapillomatosis is a tumor-causing disease that affects sea turtles. FP causes external tumors that grow so large that they affect their ability to swim, eat and see.
Some 40% of nesting turtles have the virus. : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Some 40% of nesting turtles have the virus.
It can be the nail in the coffin for the endangered turtles that already face habitat loss, sea level rise and drowning in fishing gear.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
It can be the nail in the coffin for the endangered turtles that already face habitat loss, sea level rise and drowning in fishing gear.
The tumors are caused by a "herpes" virus. : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The tumors are caused by a "herpes" virus.
Much about the disease - like how the turtle catch it - remains a mystery.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Much about the disease - like how the turtle catch it - remains a mystery.
Over the past 10-20 years science has made it clear that cats are a conservation nightmare around the world. Cats are found at population densities 10 to 100 times more profound than naturally occurring predators.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Over the past 10-20 years science has made it clear that cats are a conservation nightmare around the world. Cats are found at population densities 10 to 100 times more profound than naturally occurring predators.
Some experts believe that feral and outdoor cats kill 2.4 billion birds each year, in addition to 12.3 billion rodents killed by the cats. : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Some experts believe that feral and outdoor cats kill 2.4 billion birds each year, in addition to 12.3 billion rodents killed by the cats.
Historically "cat control" meant rounding up and killing cats. Cat supporters advocate for humanely trapping the feral cats and sterilizing them.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Historically "cat control" meant rounding up and killing cats. Cat supporters advocate for humanely trapping the feral cats and sterilizing them.
Unconditional love. Devoted companionship. Constant entertainment : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Unconditional love. Devoted companionship. Constant entertainment
Dogs owners claim that life is better with a dog.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Dogs owners claim that life is better with a dog.
Spending time with a dog does wonders for people emotional state, dog owners claim.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Spending time with a dog does wonders for people emotional state, dog owners claim.
People claim that dogs are there for their family even when no one else is around.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
People claim that dogs are there for their family even when no one else is around.
Research has found that 85% of the owners claim interaction with dogs reduces loneliness and can help people live longer.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Research has found that 85% of the owners claim interaction with dogs reduces loneliness and can help people live longer.
A dog and his master survey Key West before a hurricane comes ashore. Many argue canine companions can offer comfort and ease worries.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A dog and his master survey Key West before a hurricane comes ashore. Many argue canine companions can offer comfort and ease worries.
Experts have been using sign language and other methods to communicate with apes.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Experts have been using sign language and other methods to communicate with apes.
Workers at Miami's Jungle Island use a iPPAD to expand communication methods.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Workers at Miami's Jungle Island use a iPPAD to expand communication methods.
Officials report orangutans are extremely intelligent but limited in by their physical inability to talk.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Officials report orangutans are extremely intelligent but limited in by their physical inability to talk.
A worker comforts Peanut as she undergoes cancer treatment.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A worker comforts Peanut as she undergoes cancer treatment.
Dragon fly : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Dragon fly
Bee spreading pollen : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Bee spreading pollen
During a drought period, grasshoppers covered the landscape.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
During a drought period, grasshoppers covered the landscape.
A group of giraffe in West Palm Beach, Fla. : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A group of giraffe in West Palm Beach, Fla.
An elephant peers from its cage during a rehab stay. : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
An elephant peers from its cage during a rehab stay.
Officials check the progress of an elephant doing a rehab stay.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Officials check the progress of an elephant doing a rehab stay.
A Florida panther is released in the everglades. : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A Florida panther is released in the everglades.
In 1907, 15 bison were sent from the New York City zoo to the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma, in order to return the bison to the wild. : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
In 1907, 15 bison were sent from the New York City zoo to the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma, in order to return the bison to the wild.
At the time, there were less than 600 bison in the country.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
At the time, there were less than 600 bison in the country.
The Wichita Mountain herd has grow \n to over 600 bison, with the surplus sold at auction annually.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The Wichita Mountain herd has grow \n to over 600 bison, with the surplus sold at auction annually.
The Comanche Chief, Quanah Parker was among those who welcomed the bison back to his old hunting grounds : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The Comanche Chief, Quanah Parker was among those who welcomed the bison back to his old hunting grounds
The herd at the Tallgrass Prairie consists of roughly 2,700. : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The herd at the Tallgrass Prairie consists of roughly 2,700.
A new calf roams the Tallgrass preserve : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A new calf roams the Tallgrass preserve
A bison rubs against an old utility pole, scrapping away last winter's heavy coat.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A bison rubs against an old utility pole, scrapping away last winter's heavy coat.
A long horn steer roams the Wichita Mountain (Oklahoma) Wildlife Refuge.  : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A long horn steer roams the Wichita Mountain (Oklahoma) Wildlife Refuge.
A Florida cemetery. : Wildlife portraits : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A Florida cemetery.