Our team of contributors is made up of talented photographers, many of whom are also naturalist Expedition Leaders for Natural Habitat Adventures‘ photography tours. Our photographers are highly trained and enthusiastic about spreading their passion for wildlife and nature photography, and now they are excited to share their knowledge with you, the readers of The Natural Photographer.
Court Whelan – Editor in Chief
Court is an avid nature and wildlife photographer and photography tour guide, and he is always eager to share his knowledge and creative guidance with his guests. As Editor in Chief of The Natural Photographer, Court has spent countless hours turning his photography knowledge and tips into comprehensive tutorials and blog posts. Whether it’s macro photography of poison arrow frogs in Costa Rica, the vast landscapes of Namibia, or charismatic polar bears on the frozen tundra of Canada, no subject is off limits when it comes to Court’s enthusiasm for photography and sharing tips with aspiring nature photographers. Court’s background in wildlife and conservation biology led him to pursue a joint Ph.D. in ecotourism and entomology, while simultaneously coordinating and guiding small-group wildlife expeditions and ecotourism adventures around the world. From leading nature safaris to such far-flung places as Papua New Guinea and Madagascar, to locales closer to home such as Costa Rica, Belize and Mexico, Court says his guiding experiences allow him to “help people travel to and learn about extraordinary natural areas that make meaningful lifelong impressions for everyone involved.” When he isn’t planning and leading nature safaris, you’ll find Court hiking on trails from his backyard in Colorado, fly-fishing in a nearby canyon, or taking some turns on any number of the beautiful ski slopes in Colorado’s high country.