When photographing wildlife, Patty focuses on freezing the briefest of moments. She enjoys capturing nature in its’ most genuine form; motion, the momentary eye contact with an animal or bird, the light of an eye, the fleeting light at dusk and dawn, and moments that are a little too fast to be seen by the naked eye. While observing these beautiful creatures so closely and intimately, Patty has become certain that they have personalities and emotions that make them unique from one another. She hopes that her images will bring the viewer in for a closer look at the detail, colors and spirit of a wild and beautiful creature.
Patty has always had an innate love for nature, but it wasn’t until she started spending a lot of her time on Sanibel Island, Florida --- and eventually permanently relocated --- that her fascination for landscape and wildlife has become much stronger. She enjoys exploring the natural surroundings around her home, as well as the many wildlife preserves. One of her favorites, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge -- a four-mile, one-way road, and home to many wading birds, shorebirds, and waterfowl.
Patty has turned her passion into a lifestyle, traveling around the world many times a year to capture the vast beauty in nature that surrounds us. Life moves fast, and most of us are faced with spending our days working to live – submersed in a concrete jungle yearning for a better life. Patty feels this is our instinct calling us back to the freedom and wonder of nature and to appreciate the littlest of moments.