An editor, self-published author, and retired photographer and lecturer, Janis has also been a naturalist guide for Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and a field botanist at Colorado State University in the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. Visit her website www.highcountrywild.com to learn more.
Ron Belak has been a freelance writer and photographer for 25 years, mostly for Colorado Outdoors magazine. In 2021 Ron published the book The Fishing Guide to 800 High Lakes in Colorado.
Bill Fields is a freelance photographer from Hermann, Missouri. In addition to photo workshops and field trips, he has published two books, Herman Missouri — One of the Prettiest Towns in America and The Four Directions, A Southwestern Journey. Both are available on his website. The Four Directions is offered as a small, limited-edition. Bill is currently working on two additional books, one on the Santa Fe Trail and the other about a Tennessee distillery. Bill shoots in infrared, processing in sepia and black and white to highlight the stark beauty of the southwestern landscape and its people. To see Bill’s work, visit his website, www.williamfieldsartphoto.com (or click the photo).
A freelance photographer, Dan has had images published in several magazines, teaches photography courses, and provides training in Adobe Lightroom. Dan is also a volunteer naturalist at the Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City, MO, and is active in Lions Club International.
To see what John has been up to photographically, look over his slide shows. They are available on YouTube.
Left: Gray Hairstreak by John Thornton, 3rd place, Fauna category, RMOWP 2013 Photography Contest.
Mary Alice Murphy is owner/editor/main reporter and sometime photographer for The Grant County Beat, a Grant County, New Mexico-based news website. It offers mostly local news with releases from around the state, plus a comprehensive calendar of events and just about everything you’d expect of a local newspaper.
Author of numerous Falcon guides, Maryann has explored the Colorado Rockies extensively. See some of her books at www.amazon.com then search on Maryann Gaug.