Olive Baboon
Secretary Bird in Flgith
Secretary Bird in Flgith
Silver Back Mountain Gorilla

   A photograph isn't just the print at the end, it's the experience of being in the wild, surrounded by different noises and scents. It's the whole process of seeing the life around you and becoming absorbed into it. My happiest moments are waiting with my camera for the moment that amazes and moves me. When I photograph nature, be it animals or landscapes, I'm hoping to share my excitement at what I'm seeing as well as my love for what we have on this planet. I've always wanted to do something to capture the beauty of nature; but by photographing both wildlife and landscape I've gone beyond what is beautiful. I've seen the whole cycle of life, from birth to death, and seeing life in that kind of fullness and that kind of simplicity is awe inspiring. When I photograph, I'm trying to capture just one essential element, one pause in that fierce rush of life that surrounds us. I want to see the color or texture, the synchronicity or chaos of life. My photography is motivated in part by a heartfelt desire to show the beauty of creation to others and inspire them to help protect it.    

William (Bill) Plunkett is the Past President of the North American Nature Photography Association. Visit NANPA's main web site by clicking in the above logo. NANPA is the premier nature photography association for both working professionals and dedicated amateurs.

Of what avail is an open eye, if the heart is blind?

          - Solomon Ibn-Gabirol

We shape a clay pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.

          - tao te Ching

Anything more than the truth would be too much.

          - Robert Frost