I have been a photographer since 1970. My first images were of a Dodo bird on Wake Island taken with my then new Nikonos camera. Majority of my images are military operations but I love taking underwater, nature, and travel photos. I was a Navy SEAL for 34 years and have a significant stock of Navy SEAL operational photos. Photographic background includes Syracuse University Newhouse School of Communications photojouralism program, Missouri State University photojournalism workshop and the Navy Photographer's Mate A School.