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Using unconventional techniques and custom equipment, internationally published photographer Michael Durham explores the secretive and hidden side of nature. "So much of the complex web of life that connects everything in an ecosystem together is just out of sight, but a camera can be used to see where the human eye may be inadequate."

Working closely with researchers, zoologists, and biologists, Michael contributes his skill with the camera, and his knowledge of composition and light, to their work. Biologist E. O. Wilson once wrote: "Every kind of organism has reached this moment in time by threading one needle after another, against nearly impossible odds. It is my intention that my images reflect this reality."

Born in 1964 in Oregon, Michael started his photo career in commercial photography and eventually migrated into natural history and journalism. His work has appeared in books and magazines in Europe and North America, including Nature's Best, National Wildlife, Sierra, Defenders, Nature Conservancy Magazine, BBC Wildlife, Orion, National Geographic for Kids, and many more.
Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongilii) female, very rare in nature, native to Madagascar  -  Michael Durham
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00640080 Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongilii) female, very rare in nature, native to Madagascar© Michael Durham
Common Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) carnivorous plant showing sticky hairs which trap insects, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640093 Common Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) carnivorous plant showing sticky hairs which trap insects, Oregon© Michael Durham
Tiger-striped Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna) or Barred Leaf Frog, jumping from a colorful Heliconia flower, native to South America, Surinam, Guyana, Brazil  -  Michael Durham
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00640168 Tiger-striped Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna) or Barred Leaf Frog, jumping from a colorful Heliconia flower, native to South America, Surinam, Guyana, Brazil© Michael Durham
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) butterfly, flying over Smooth Hawksbeard flowers (Crepis capillaris), Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640225 Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) butterfly, flying over Smooth Hawksbeard flowers (Crepis capillaris), Oregon© Michael Durham
Wandering Bumblebee (Bombus vagans) pair collecting nectar on flowers, the tattered wing on the flying adult indicates an older bee, near the Metolius River, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640240 Wandering Bumblebee (Bombus vagans) pair collecting nectar on flowers, the tattered wing on the flying adult indicates an older bee, near the Metolius River, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon© Michael Durham
Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) newborn fawn hides in the forest, waiting for the return of its mother, Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640310 Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) newborn fawn hides in the forest, waiting for the return of its mother, Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon© Michael Durham
Southern Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus) hanging upside down from tree  -  Michael Durham
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00640334 Southern Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus) hanging upside down from tree© Michael Durham
Rainforest interior, Endau-Rompin National Park, Malaysia. This humid jungle is one of the world's oldest rainforest. It has survived, untouched by the ice ages, for 130 million years  -  Michael Durham
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00640342 Rainforest interior, Endau-Rompin National Park, Malaysia. This humid jungle is one of the world's oldest rainforest. It has survived, untouched by the ice ages, for 130 million years© Michael Durham
Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum) roosting at night near Grand Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona  -  Michael Durham
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00640361 Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum) roosting at night near Grand Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona© Michael Durham
Black Bear (Ursus americanus) portrait during a mild winter, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640364 Black Bear (Ursus americanus) portrait during a mild winter, Oregon© Michael Durham
Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta), also known as RIFA, worker portrait, highly invasive introduced species, Texas  -  Michael Durham
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00442495 Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta), also known as RIFA, worker portrait, highly invasive introduced species, Texas© Michael Durham
Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora) near Circle Creek along coast, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00442576 Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora) near Circle Creek along coast, Oregon© Michael Durham
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus) male flying, Conasauga River, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Georgia  -  Michael Durham
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00520746 Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus) male flying, Conasauga River, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Georgia© Michael Durham
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) close-up of colorful feathers  -  Michael Durham
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00640054 Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) close-up of colorful feathers© Michael Durham
Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) portrait, native to Central and South America  -  Michael Durham
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00640067 Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) portrait, native to Central and South America© Michael Durham
Cape Sundew (Drosera capensis) with trapped Horse Fly (Tabanus bovinus), native to Cape Province, South Africa  -  Michael Durham
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00640124 Cape Sundew (Drosera capensis) with trapped Horse Fly (Tabanus bovinus), native to Cape Province, South Africa© Michael Durham
Two-striped Grasshopper (Melanoplus bivittatus) adult female jumping, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640154 Two-striped Grasshopper (Melanoplus bivittatus) adult female jumping, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon© Michael Durham
Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) pursues a forest moth, the mouth is open to allow the bat to echolocate when a moth is caught, it is scooped up in the wing and then delivered to the mouth, digital...  -  Michael Durham
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00640169 Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) pursues a forest moth, the mouth is open to allow the bat to echolocate when a moth is caught, it is scooped up in the wing and then delivered to the mouth, digital...© Michael Durham
Western Long-eared Myotis (Myotis evotis) about to drink from a man-made guzzler, high-desert transition zone in the Deschutes National Forest, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640256 Western Long-eared Myotis (Myotis evotis) about to drink from a man-made guzzler, high-desert transition zone in the Deschutes National Forest, Oregon© Michael Durham
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) with pollen baskets taking flight from garden flower  -  Michael Durham
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00640443 Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) with pollen baskets taking flight from garden flower© Michael Durham
Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis) male and female flying, Conasauga River, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Georgia, digital composite  -  Michael Durham
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00520748 Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis) male and female flying, Conasauga River, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Georgia, digital composite© Michael Durham
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) flock flying over the Oregon coast  -  Michael Durham
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00640095 Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) flock flying over the Oregon coast© Michael Durham
Bumblebee (Bombus huntii) flying toward the camera after collecting nectar from a Rhododendron flower, northeast Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640134 Bumblebee (Bombus huntii) flying toward the camera after collecting nectar from a Rhododendron flower, northeast Oregon© Michael Durham
Southern Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) flying towards camera, coastal mountains, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640142 Southern Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) flying towards camera, coastal mountains, Oregon© Michael Durham
Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) portrait, native to the Amur River Valley, Siberia, Manchuria and Korea  -  Michael Durham
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00640109 Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) portrait, native to the Amur River Valley, Siberia, Manchuria and Korea© Michael Durham
California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) flying showing tagged wings, Big Sur, California  -  Michael Durham
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00640252 California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) flying showing tagged wings, Big Sur, California© Michael Durham
Brazilian Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) group emerging from Bracken Cave at dusk, Texas  -  Michael Durham
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00427896 Brazilian Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) group emerging from Bracken Cave at dusk, Texas© Michael Durham
Solar panels on the roof of a LEED certified home, North America  -  Michael Durham
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00427916 Solar panels on the roof of a LEED certified home, North America© Michael Durham
Southern Three-banded Armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus), native to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia  -  Michael Durham
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00442506 Southern Three-banded Armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus), native to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia© Michael Durham
Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas), native to Central and South America  -  Michael Durham
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00640066 Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas), native to Central and South America© Michael Durham
Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) swimming, Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Washington  -  Michael Durham
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00522208 Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) swimming, Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Washington© Michael Durham
Red Tree Vole (Arborimus longicaudus) male feeding on Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) needles  -  Michael Durham
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00534802 Red Tree Vole (Arborimus longicaudus) male feeding on Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) needles© Michael Durham
Milky Way in night sky, Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00534805 Milky Way in night sky, Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon© Michael Durham
Golden Stonefly (Hesperoperla pacifica) carrying a load of parasitic mites flying near the bank of the Metolius River, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640242 Golden Stonefly (Hesperoperla pacifica) carrying a load of parasitic mites flying near the bank of the Metolius River, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon© Michael Durham
Western Long-eared Myotis (Myotis evotis) trio flying showing acrobatic maneuvers, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640259 Western Long-eared Myotis (Myotis evotis) trio flying showing acrobatic maneuvers, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon© Michael Durham
Pronghorn Antelope (Antilocapra americana) female, left, and male on grassland, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640028 Pronghorn Antelope (Antilocapra americana) female, left, and male on grassland, Oregon© Michael Durham
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) wild animal walking through forest at night, shot with remote camera, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640055 Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) wild animal walking through forest at night, shot with remote camera, Oregon© Michael Durham
Bumblebee (Bombus sp) flying, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640239 Bumblebee (Bombus sp) flying, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon© Michael Durham
Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) pair underwater in Utah, a popular game fish native to coastal streams of the western US and introduced into the eastern US and worldwide  -  Michael Durham
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00640118 Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) pair underwater in Utah, a popular game fish native to coastal streams of the western US and introduced into the eastern US and worldwide© Michael Durham
Bald-faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) flying, western Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640446 Bald-faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) flying, western Oregon© Michael Durham
A three year old boy with a Pacific Tree Frog (Pseudacris regilla)  -  Michael Durham
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00640280 A three year old boy with a Pacific Tree Frog (Pseudacris regilla)© Michael Durham
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis) bat, female pursuing a moth on the wing, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00640196 Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis) bat, female pursuing a moth on the wing, Oregon© Michael Durham
Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) on flower petal, native to Central and South America  -  Michael Durham
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00640061 Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) on flower petal, native to Central and South America© Michael Durham
Monarch (Danaus plexippus) butterfly, emerging from chrysalis, North America  -  Michael Durham
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00640059 Monarch (Danaus plexippus) butterfly, emerging from chrysalis, North America© Michael Durham
Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis) male roosting, Conasauga River, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Georgia  -  Michael Durham
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00520815 Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis) male roosting, Conasauga River, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Georgia© Michael Durham
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) with House Mouse (Mus musculus) prey, North America  -  Michael Durham
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00640079 Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) with House Mouse (Mus musculus) prey, North America© Michael Durham
Spotted-wing Fruit Fly (Drosophila suzukii) female showing composite eyes, a pest species to berry and fruit farmers, North America  -  Michael Durham
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00442514 Spotted-wing Fruit Fly (Drosophila suzukii) female showing composite eyes, a pest species to berry and fruit farmers, North America© Michael Durham
Biglow Wind Farm near the Columbia River, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00427879 Biglow Wind Farm near the Columbia River, Oregon© Michael Durham
Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) in rain, native to Central and South America  -  Michael Durham
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00640064 Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) in rain, native to Central and South America© Michael Durham
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) swarm on tree in urban yard, Portland, Oregon  -  Michael Durham
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00522127 Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) swarm on tree in urban yard, Portland, Oregon© Michael Durham
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