Jim has been photographing nature and wildlife for over twenty five years. His first published photograph was of a Saw-Whet Owl in "The National Audubon Society's Encyclopedia of North American Birds" in 1980. Since then his award winning images have been published regularly and have been featured in hundreds of publications from National Geographic Magazine, Time Magazine, GEO and Audubon to Birder's World, Wildbird, Discovery, Nature Conservancy and ABA's Birding Magazine as well as numerous books and field guides. He travels throughout North America from Alaska to Florida and Mexico in search of new images with Alaska being a favorite that draws him back again and again. Jim is represented by agencies around the world and also keeps his own stock files to work with as well. In addition to photographing birds, Jim banded hawks for 18 years at his hawk banding station at Lighthouse Point in New Haven, CT shich is one of New England's premier hawk migration locations with thousands of hawks being counted there each fall. He currently splits his time between operating The Fat Robin Wild Bird and Nature Shop in Hamden, CT with his wife Carol and photographing wildlife both at home and away.