The natural world has always fascinated me. In childhood my imaginary friends were a rabbit and a turtle. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a time when children could wander through woods and fields (and when there were still woods and fields) without being over-protected and mercilessly scheduled and "helicoptered". I took advantage of it. College gave me a biology major and grad school a degree in ecology; then followed careers in the field.
At the same time photography fascinated me. My first camera was a Kodak box camera at the age of nine. I've never been without a camera since.
I hope that my photographs can convey the sense of wonder and joy and transcendence that I experience through the natural world. I hope that they will be perceived as beautiful and at the same time inspire great admiration and wonder for our world.
by mail: Dennis Kalma, 103 Spear Road, Willsboro NY 12996
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and more ... a list of plants from the Boquet River watershed and a compilation of travels I've had the fortune to make.