Climbing a giant redwood? Slogging through waist-deep mud?  Getting nose to nose with a Brazilian tapier? These are all just part of the job for Steven Holt.  Steve is a photographer and wildlife biologist and managed the VIREO (Visual Resources in Ornithology) collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia before beginning his freelance photojournalism career.  His focus remains on wildlife, threats to the natural environment and constructive solutions to environmental problems.

 His photographs are used by TV networks, newspapers and magazines, including ABC, Audubon, BBC, BBC Wildlife, Birder’s World, Defenders, Discover, E, Earthwatch, Environment, Harrowsmith, International Wildlife, the New York Times, Ranger Rick, Science, Scientific American, Sierra, and the Washington Post.   Book publishers include Addison Wesley Longman, Beacham, Child’s World, National Geographic, Prentice Hall and Saunders.  Steve is also the photographer for five children’s books published by Random House/Tricycle PressBusy Barnyard, Busy Piggies, Busy Bunnies, Busy Chickens and Busy Birdies.  Prints of Steve’s work can be viewed at the Artist’s Loft Gallery in Coos Bay, Oregon.