Although photography has been a hobby for William Plunkett since Junior High School, he has been pursuing it professionally for over ten years.
He has been active in many areas of photography including teaching workshops.
His images have been displayed in shows at the Randal Davies Audubon Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Longview Museum of Fine Art. He has had images published nationally in Petersen's Photographic, regionally in the Longview News Journal and in calendars.
William is a charter member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), an organization to "advance awareness of and appreciation for nature through photography."   He has also worked with other organizations dedicated to preservation, enhancement and expansion of native wildlife habitats. He currently serves on the NANPA Board of Directors and has been the Organizations Treasurer. He was the original Director of Digital Photography for the New Mexico Photography Field School in Santa Fe and developed the digital workshop curriculum. Workshops are now taught independently in order to maintain control over content and quality.
William was born and raised in northeast Texas. Formerly a software developer, he now spends his time photographing landscapes and animals from around the world. He has combined photography with a sense of responsibility towards the planet in a desire to promote conservation by showing the beauty of the natural world to others through his images.
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
- William Wordsworth
I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize
that the real magician was light itself.
- Edward Steichen
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
- Martin Luther