You might want to know a little about me….but, if not, that’s OK, too. Please move to the Gallery and enjoy viewing my work and the Shows currently running! At this time, there are two shows offered for viewing, plus my Shot From The File…a single image with a short story. All images on the site are available as fine art prints.
I have been a student of natural history for as long as I can remember, and carried that interest into studying the life and physical sciences culminating in an MS degree in Zoology from the University of Idaho. I am deeply moved by the beauty of Idaho and its natural resources and currently live with my wife, Vicki, near the town of Sandpoint. Early in my student career, I acquired my first 35mm slr camera and taught myself the basics of photography. During this time I discovered and devoured the contents of the Time Life Photography series. Ernst Haas was particularly inspiring. To me, his photo compositions of movement and motion were nothing less than visually lyrical.
I chose to go professional in wildlife image making in 1978 and my first published photo appeared in Field & Stream in 1979. My past picture-making efforts were approached from a photojournalistic viewpoint. I have also worked under contract with stock picture agencies. My images have been used nationally and internationally. It’s an honor to have had them licensed for use in such notable places as Audubon, BBC Wildlife, Canadian Geographic, GEO (German), International Wildlife, National Geographic, National Wildlife, Tier, The World Wildlife Fund publications and Andy Warhol’s “Endangered Species” silkscreen print series. My career has allowed, and continues to allow, me the privilege of recording and sharing the secret lives of wild creatures. The power, humor, grace and nobility of the subjects never ceases to amaze and humble me.
My vision today rests with producing fine art wildlife photo prints from past work [the old film days] and current digital captures. Every aspect of this process is handled by me from making the image in-camera to creating the final print. If something here captures your attention, draws an emotion from within you, or you think would make a nice gift for a special someone in your life, let me know. Pricing and sizes are available for Ferrara Wildlife Photography under the web site’s Contact/Ordering tab. All images are fine art photo prints.