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Photographing insects allows me to share with others the hidden beauty of the insect world. Insects have always fascinated me. As a child I was mesmerized by the crawling motion of woolly bear caterpillars as I held them inside a jar. When I first peered through a microscope and saw the magnified textures and colors of insects I knew I would pursue a career involved with these animals.

Since 1982 I have worked in insect research laboratories, earning a Masters Degree in Entomology from Clemson University in 1987. Currently I am a laboratory manager at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

This web site allows me to share the magnified beauty of these insects. Please do not use any without my permission as they are copyrighted. Contact me if you are interested in using my photos.