Snail, (Drymaeus sulphureus) suspected, Costa Rica

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Photo use.

My photos are available at no charge to conservation groups, researchers, entomologists, educational groups, and similar not-for-profit entities.  Contact me at secretlives@icloud.com referencing the photo and I'll send you a high-resolution copy.  Please do not download photos directly from this site — I will provide you with hi-resolution copies that are cropped for your needs and optimized for print, screen or other use. This site contains only a small sample of my nature shots. If you need a particular species or have a project in mind, please contact me at secretlives@icloud.com or via my Instagram account.

Want to see more invertebrate, amphibian, reptile and fungus photos?

There’s a friendly and knowledgeable community of conservation-minded photographers, entomologists, biologists, and researchers who shoot insects (and other small creatures) and post them to Instagram (IG.) If you want to see photos of interesting and very small creatures from around the globe I suggest you follow me on Instagram and then check out the folks I follow — there’s also an IG link in the top right corner of this page.

Identification.

I list the species on this site when I can ID them. Since I'm constantly adding new photos ID's are sometimes not available yet. In some cases, I can only make an ID to the genus level and, sometimes, the choices are so bewildering I don't even get that far.  I'm also lazy and much prefer shooting to digging for an ID!  If you find an error or have a positive ID you would care to share, please feel free to contact me at secretlives@icloud.com. If you need help identifying an insect iNaturalist, Jungle Dragon, and BugGuide are three resources that are helpful.

Shooting macro in the Shenandoah National Park.

If you are considering a macro trip to the SNP I’d be happy to share some tips on the best times, dates to avoid, places to stay, species to expect. Email me at secretlives@icloud.com.


If you are contemplating as a macro-photography trip to La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica feel free to contact me for tips on when to go (mid-September through June 1st is their slow season) and which trails and locations may be most productive.  I'm hoping to be down there several times a year once the coronavirus issue is under control and am always happy to meet up with other bug hunters.

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