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 30 years, mostly for Colorado Outdoors magazine. He has published about 90 magazine articles, primarily on fly fishing but also on backpacking, outdoor ethics, cross-country skiing, birding and geology. In 2018, Ron published his first book Fly Fishing Colorado’s Backcountry. He followed up with his second book–The Fishing Guide to 800 High Lakes in Colorado–in 2019. Clicking here will take you to his printer, BookBaby, where you can order his books.
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.