About Harmany in Nature Photography

In 2012, my image, Otter Problems, shown here in my wildlife gallery: (http://harmanyinnature.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Wildlife/G0000iccJsSCFpJI/I0000Bdt32Mwx2pA) was judged the Best in Show at the prestigous Nature Visions contest. The image was taken in the Pantanal, Brazil. Three Giant River Otters can eat one Jaguar, and in this case, the jaguar gave up after a while and retreated. But not before i took this winning image, while sitting in a boat in the middle of the river.

I am an avid photographer and teacher. In my day job as a holsitic veterinarian for horses, i have been teaching for over 20 years. In recent years, i find teaching photography extrmely rewarding, and enjoy helping students gain control over their cameras and become creative photographers.

I enjoy adventure photography and challenge myself to get away from the crowds, out in nature to find unique images. My images have made top honors in a number of large international competitions, and are represented in private collections.

I also love to challenge myself ot learn new skills in image processing, and to be able to pass those skills on to others through classes at my gallery, in private sessions, and for camera clubs or any group with an interest in photography.

I became a certified Master Naturalist several years ago, in order to learn more about my environment in and around my home area, near the Shenandoah National Park. i am happy to volunteer in the park on a regular basis, which gives me opportunites to help the park, as well as follow the seasons in detail to find photographs, from the frozen winter icicles to the delicate spring flowers.

Come and enjoy my website, check out my classes, and when you are near the Shenandoah National Park, stop in Sperryville (the gateway) to see my work in Old Rag Gallery.