Although born in New Jersey, Steve fostered his love of nature as a child spending his summers in Cape Cod. Whether it was exploring the tidal pools, snorkeling along the beach, or hiking in the dunes, it all came together to instill in him a deep connection to the natural world. It was no wonder that he would return to the Cape as a whale researcher in his adult years. It was on the Cape that Steve first became involved in guiding, and for fifteen years acted as naturalist on whale watching boats in the Gulf of Maine. Steve worked with groups creating environmental education material for school programs and soon found another one of his passions, photography.
Well known as a professional wildlife photographer/guide, Steve’s work has appeared in countlessmagazines, books and calendars. Steve is a major contributor to the photo collection of the World Wildlife Fund and to date has contributed more images to their photo library than any other photographer. Steve has written numerous magazine articles on the subjects of both travel and nature photography. He is also the author of The Traveling Nature Photographer, which has been acclaimed as a must have for anyone who travels, and is interested in photography. Steve’s experiences in both guiding and photography have taken him to much of the world including, both Polar Regions, all of North, Central, and most of South America, much of Africa, Svalbard, Iceland, and Borneo.
He received his Photo Instructor certification in a multi-day training workshop. Developed and taught by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions photographers, the workshop helped him develop additional insight and skills necessary to help you better understand your camera and the basics of composition—to better capture the moments at the heart of your expedition.