I spent a lot of time as a youth pouring over wildlife and nature images that I found in Sierra Club and National Geographic magazines. At that time I never dreamed that one day I would also be among those photographers that would travel around the world seeing and photographing many species of beautiful wildlife. In fact it was quite the opposite. At that time I thought that only a handful of people on earth could produce such wonderful images. I have spent many long hours photographing subjects in the natural world. Phil describes his experiences of in the field as being in a state of awareness and being. Nature photography is not just seeing an image and recording it through the camera.