About the Artist
My photographic mission is to create an emotional connection with my natural world subjects for the viewer and encourage active support of wildlife conservation. A portion of sales is donated to Big Life Foundation, which funds anti-poaching activities in East Africa.
The North America Nature Photography Association (NANPA)honored “Hippo Smile” as one of 2013’s top ten photos of the year. “Hippo Smile” was also a finalist and won Honorable Mention in the National Wildlife Federation’s 2013 National Wildlife Photo Contest.
In 2014, NANPA recognized two more of Jeff’s photo’s in the top 100 of the year and an additional two photos in the top 250.
In 2016, Jeff’s crocodile photo, “The Line-up”, was chosen as a semi-finalist in the Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards. Each year, approximately 20,000 images are submitted to this prestigious contest.
Also in 2016, his fellow exhibitors at the summer-long Laguna Art-A-Fair voted Jeff as “Best in Photography”, a singular award in the renowned fine art festival’s 50th year.