Climbing a giant redwood?  Slogging through waist-deep mud?  Getting nose-to-nose with a Brazilian tapir?  It’s 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 our natural environment and constructive solutions to environmental problems.

His images are used by newspapers, magazines, book publishers, museums and TV networks, and he is the photographer for five children’s books published by Random House/Tricycle Press.  Prints of his work can be viewed at the Artist’s Loft Gallery in Coos Bay, Oregon.