Highlights of Our Work 

march08-web-copy.jpg Virginia Wildlife, Annual Photography Contest Showcase, March 2008. Our Belted Kingfisher, the Grand Prize winner, graced the cover. Inside 2 more of our images were honored: an Assateague Channel Sunset and one of our baby snakes showing his tongue, both can be seen in our Image Galleries. Over the past 5 years we have been privileged to count a number of our images among the winners in this very special, beautifully done magazine. See Links to find out more about Virginia Wildlife Magazine.

2634-snake-web-pub-page.jpg 2332-book-cover-web-pub-page.jpg Intrigue was underway when mysterious eggs were found in our yard.  Excitement continued throughout a summer of frequent watering and watching  these eggs, many guesses as to the babies inside, an excited neighborhood of children, and fabulous photographic opportunities all of which lead to our first children’s book manuscript: EGGS….A Backyard Nature Mystery!   

4272-monarch-cat-pub-page.jpg BlueRidge Country Magazine, October 2007, Creature Feature: Monarch-y. Our images of monarch, chrysalis, and "cat" illustrate the monarch life cycle in this Monarch Migration piece which talked about monarchs in the mountain regions of the mid and south east. These images were chosen for a third place "Excellence in Craft" award by the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association.

1285-faun-web-pub-page.jpg Bull’s Eye! Aim for Prevention, Virginia Wildlife, May 2006. An eye-opening experience with a black-legged tick, also referred to as a deer tick, lead Marie to write this very informative piece with photographs. The life cycle of this clever, teardrop-shaped parasite, the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, "Prevention Par-tick-ulars," and the remarkable ecological connections involved are described.

3797-gulls-web-pub-page.jpg The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation chose our Laughing Gulls as their 2006 2nd place winner in their exciting photo competition for images that best illustrate nature’s beauty and life on Hatteras Island. This image was captured during a family vacation in Avon, NC.

queen-bee-with-attendents-copy.jpg Honey Bees help sniff out land mines!  We were very excited to have Zoogoer,a Smithsonian Magazine, use our images for their intriguing article Animal Helpers: Science’s Newest Discoveries, Zoogoer, January/February 2006.

honeybee-cover-web-image.jpg rebecca-lewis-web.jpg The Girls of Summer, Virginia Wildlife, May 2004. This story of the Winchester VA, bee keeping Lewis Family detailed the natural history of the honey bee and the pollination process. Writing this article and capturing the accompanying photographs were our first steps into photo-journalism. Two of our worker bees were featured as cover stars!

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