For over 40 years, Jim has enjoyed the nature of Wyoming. Born and raised in the country of the Teton Mountains, Devil Tower, and the great high plains, he has never been in want of something to photograph.
His first camera was given to him by his parents on his 11th birthday. It was a Kodak Browning. This instilled in him a higher love for nature and photography. It started first with his father. When he was old enough to follow along, his father taught him of the behavior and habits of wildlife. Throughout his youth he would spend countless hours in the Wyoming wilderness hunting, fishing, tracking and photographing nature.
After starting a family, Jim spent several years working through the day and taking photography classes at night. When he started working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an animal damage control specialist, He studied under some of the top men in the field on wildlife behavior. Now, Jim continues to pursue the nature he loves, and extend his knowledge in the art of photography.