Hello everyone, my name is Derrick and I’m an outdoor enthusiast. From an early age, I’ve been exposed to the outdoors in the form of camping and hiking. I’ve always had an interest in wildlife, and was always looking through guidebooks whenever I had a chance to.
In my teenage years, I took in interest in mountain climbing and spent a lot of time at the Shawangunks. I was very active hiking and climbing for about ten years. It wasn’t until a 2008 vacation to Bar Harbor, Maine that I realized how much I was missing.
Shortly after the vacation, I picked up a SLR digital camera to begin photographing wildlife. While it was a steep learning curve, I eventually got the hang of it and have taken thousands of photos since.
I have been asked by numerous people how I capture my photos. Nearly all of my photos are handheld shots by just being at the right place at the right time. From the months of hiking and writing down my sightings, I have come to expect to see particular wildlife at various locations. Having a reference guide helps a lot too. I have provided links to online guides & information on my blog to get you started.