Joe Austin in Samburu


Based in Middletown, Maryland, I specialize in wildlife and nature photography that includes close-up portraiture, action, and dramatic and unusual lighting as a feature of

the images.

 I hope to share the mystery, majesty and wonder of the animal kingdom that has fascinated me for the past 15 years as I have traveled North America, Kenya, and recently Brazil, in search of the wild creatures that are slowly vanishing from our planet.

My files contain thousands of images covering many bird and mammal species from the Americas and East Africa

Publication credits include: National Wildlife Federation, Nature Conservancy, Alaska Magazine, Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Alaska Sea Life Center, and other publications worldwide.

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The core of the equipment that I use for wildlife photography consists of:

Canon EOS series bodies:

1D Mark IV's


500 F4 IS
300 F4 IS
70-300 F3.5-5.6
28-300 F3.5-5.6
17-40 F4

Gitzo 5542 tripod

Also various Canon EX flashes and bracketing equipment, tele-extenders, extension tubes.

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Wildlife Conservation

World Wildlife Fund

National Wildlife Federation

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