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This site is under perennial construction.

The galleries are very incomplete and missing links in the galleries indicate that images for those species have not yet been uploaded to this site. Furthermore, only a small fraction (less than 1%) of the species for which I have respectable images are represented here, so please contact me if you have specific needs as I may have a useable image.

"Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast ... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your [family and] friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz [and the penguins], climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards." - Edward Abbey (The Earth Speaks)

"When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free." - Wendell Berry ("The Peace of Wild Things" from The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry, 1998)


Keel-billed Toucan (Minca, Colombia), Long-tailed Jaeger (Spitsbergen, Norway), & Brown Bear (Katmai, Alaska) - photos by Linda Maley, Wayne Peterson, & Mike Goldhamer

Welcome to my home page. This site features wildlife and other images taken (most recently) with Canon EOS 1DX and 1D Mark IV cameras, a Canon G12 camera, and Canon EF lens (mostly 600mm, 800mm, 500mm, 200-560mm, 400mm, 100-400mm, and 100mm and 180mm macro). Earlier images were recorded with Canon EOS 7D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, and 10D camera, a Sony DCR-TRV900 Camcorder, and Nikon and Pentax film cameras. A few digiscoped and other images were taken with an iPhone, Nikon Coolpix, Canon Powershot, or other camera, as noted in the metadata for an image. Trail camera images were mostly taken with Moultrie and other (motion-activated) trail cameras and many animal track images were taken with an iPhone.

Images may be downloaded without permission for non-commercial use, but not published or posted to other web sites without permission. Please credit the photographer, Larry Master (www.masterimages.org). Please email me (lawrencemaster@gmail.com) with any questions or comments, or to obtain higher resolution versions of the images shown here. All images are available (in high resolution format) at no cost to conservation organizations who are working to conserve natural habitats or to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Framed images are also available upon request at no cost to these same organizations for fund raising and other useful purposes.

A number of these photos and many others are available for download without permission for noncommercial use (but not for posting to other web sites without permission) from NatureServe Explorer, North America's premiere site for information on the status and distribution of species and ecological communities, and InfoNatura, a similar site for animal species occurring in Latin America and the Caribbean. Some of the photos shown here are also viewable at the Wildscreen's ARKive site. Some of these images are also available at Care2 to send as free electronic greeting cards (E-Cards).

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