Mike began his professional photography career in 2005 after working 27 years as a Software Engineer.   In 2011, he started offering classes and workshops and became affiliated with Shoot The Light Instructional Photographic Workshops, which is owned and operated by Canon Explorer of Light Charles Glatzer.

Mike’s images have earned high honors in the North American Nature Photography Association’s Annual Showcase Competition and in the Audubon Magazine Photography Awards.   His work has been published in National Geographic, Audubon, Outdoor Photographer, Nature’s Best, and National Wildlife magazines, and is available for licensing through Birdimagency and Minden Pictures.  He has also recently authored three articles for the National Audubon Society’s web site and served as the Technical Editor for Marie Read’s “Mastering Bird Photography” book.

Mike has two main passions : bird photography and teaching.  His technical background makes him especially adept at communicating complex subjects in a well organized, step by step manner that proves to be very effective for photography students at all levels.


Honors/Awards

  • 2019 North American Nature Photography Association Showcase : Four images in Top 250

  • 2017 North American Nature Photography Association Showcase : One image in Top 100, One image in Top 250

  • 2014 North American Nature Photography Association Showcase : Two images in Top 100

  • 2013 Audubon Magazine Photography Awards : Runner-up in Professional Category plus two images in Top 100

  • Finalist for 2012 Avian Image of the Year : BirdPhotographers.net

  • Chasing The Light Juried Photo Competition : "Vertical Wildlife - Cover Dreams" : Runner-up

  • Chasing The Light Juried Photo Competition : "Wings - The Ability to Fly" : Honorable Mention and Runner-up

  • 2012 North American Nature Photography Association Showcase : One image in Top 10, Two images in Top 100, and Two images in Top 250

  • 2011 Audubon Magazine Photography Awards : Two images in Top 100

  • 2010 North American Nature Photography Association Showcase : Two images in Top 100, One image in Top 250

  • 2008 North American Nature Photography Association Showcase : One image in Top 250

  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 2008 Photo Contest, Best In Show

  • Image of the Week Selections : Naturescapes.net, BirdPhotographers.net, NaturePhotographers.net, NaturesBestPhotography.com


Publication Credits

  • Outdoor Photographer

  • National Audubon Society Blog

  • National Wildlife Federation : "Your Big Backyard" Magazine

  • National Geographic Magazine

  • Audubon Magazine

  • Nature's Best Photography Magazine

  • NANPA Currents

  • Palm Press Greeting Cards

  • Woodmansterne Publications

  • The Tourist News of Southern Maine

  • London Daily Telegraph Online

  • London Daily Mail Online

  • Boston Globe