Wild DFW


Photography by naturalists showcases an intimacy and familiarity that brings nature alive. I am immensely grateful to all these photographers.

Black-chinned hummingbird photo by Nick DiGennaro.

Primary photographers who went above and beyond, shooting lots of photos, taking assignments, and making extra efforts including long hikes toting heavy equipment: Adam Cochran, Chris Emory, Denver Kramer, Justin Parker, Stalin SM, and especially Daniel Koglin.

Photographers who shot on assignment specific places featured in the book: Grady Hinton (Trinity River Audubon Center), Michael Puttonen (Cedar Ridge Preserve), Vijay Tanwar (Cedar Ridge Preserve), Clay Thurmond (Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center), Denise Thompson (Ray Roberts Lake State Park), and Jennifer Weisensel (Ned and Genie Fritz Buckeye Trail).

Photographers who offered archive photos of specific places featured in the book: Samantha Knight (Twelve Hills Nature Center), Rajiv Roy (White Rock Lake, peahens), Tom Streetman (Ladonia Fossil Park), Clay Thurmond (Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center), Jim Wagner (Cedar Ridge Preserve), Diane Wetherbee (Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center), Tom Willard (Cedar Ridge Preserve), and Don Young (Tandy Hills Natural Area and backyard wildlife).

Photographers who opened their archives to use in the book: Scott Carson Ausburn (Tarrant County), Bob Brennan (Arlington), Meghan Cassidy (wildlife), Carol Clark (plants and bees), Julie Custer (wildlife), Nick DiGennaro (birds), Tracey Fandre (wildlife), Sonnia Fajardo Hill (flowers and plants), Kala Murphy King (wildlife), Annika Lindqvist (wildlife), Nick Mirro (plants and wildlife), Carey Newton (rivers and wildlife), Teresa Patterson (Trinity River, raccoons), Randall Patterson (birds), Roger Sanderson (reptiles and wildlife), Karin Saucedo (wildlife), and Elaine White (wildlife).

Assorted and specialty photographers: Henry Aschner (backyard pond), Jim Bagley (trees), BatWorld MidCities (bats), Andrew Brinker (turtles), Zachary Chapman (wildlife), Sean Fitzgerald (Lights Out bird strike victims), Brent Franklin, Jeffrey Gladden (Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge), Steve Houser (trees), Stephanie Jennings, Cindy Kearney (pollinator garden), Julia Koch (Spring Creek), Sara van der Leek (box turtles), Alan R. Lusk, Michael A. Smith (reptiles), and Scooter Smith (trees).