2008 Photographers

Nuss_Estrel_squirrelEach of the selected photographers is a full-time professional nature photographer and each has an established record of creating world-class images. A number of the 2008 photographers participated in the 2006 Pro-Tour and are returning for a second round. Others are new to the Pro-Tour. All are avid supporters of wildlife and nature conservation. The Coastal Bend of Texas ranches will offer an exciting venue for fabulous images.


The outstanding group of international photographers that were selected for the 2008 Pro-Tour of Nature Photography, Coastal Bend of Texas are as follows:


* All images are copyright protected in the names of the individual photographers.

Mike Sloat

http://www.txswoutdoorphotography.com As a decorated 36-year career military pilot, current FAA safety specialist and avid motorcyclist Mike wouldn’t seem to fit your stereotypical profile of an acclaimed wildlife photographer – but he is.Since age 15, the year he started flying, Mike would pack an old Kodak box camera and snap black and whites of any and all… Read more »

Sean Fitzgerald

http://www.seanfitzgerald.com For someone who got his first camera after college graduation, Sean has come a long way indeed in establishing himself as top-notch shooter. The former practicing attorney admits to being a “late bloomer” in the field of professional photography. It took a vacation to Europe to first fire his interest in taking pictures. Nature as… Read more »

Dale R. Franz

http://www.franzfoto.com 2nd Grand Prize Winner, 2010 Pro-Tour Teamed with  Rancho Ramirez “El Veleno” ~ Renato Ramirez 2nd Grand Prize Winner, 2006 Pro-Tour Teamed with the Knibbe Ranch – Spring Branch, Texas 2nd Grand Prize Winner, 2008 Pro-Tour Teamed with Mustang Ranch A Kodak Brownie camera, backyard bird feeder and makeshift blind – together, these three items from Robert’s childhood… Read more »

Rolf Nussbaumer

http://www.rolfnussbaumer.com In his native Switzerland, Rolf spent his early adult years making furniture, teaching others the joys of birding and, as a hobbyist, shooting pictures. It wasn’t long however before his hobby, coupled with his love of the outdoors, became an obsession-and then, his profession. After marriage and a move to Texas, Rolf made the… Read more »


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