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.