Don Kreuter a native of Southern California spent his youth: surfing, diving, camping, backpacking and hiking in the deserts and the High Sierra in Boy Scouts and with the Sierra Club.
While attending El Camino College, Torrance, California Don learned to Scuba dive at Catalina Island, received an AA degree in Zoology, became a PADI Open Water Scuba instructor. Then Don moved to the Caribbean and worked as: a divemaster, taught Scuba diving lessons, captained boats and created photographs above and below water. Don's career evolved to working as a United States Coast Guard captain, yacht charter captain in the US and British Virgin Islands, PADI Underwater Photography Instructor and a Photo Pro at Rum Cay, Bahamas and professional freelance photographer and photojournalist on St. John, US Virgin Islands.
Photography became Donís ultimate passion creating landscape, marine, nature and wildlife photographs above and below water.
Returning to California Don captained boats for Island Packers from Ventura, California, volunteered as a naturalist for the Channel Islands National Park, photographed the amazing wildlife, marine mammals and scenery in the Channel Islands and the Santa Barbara Channel, California.
Don traveled to the Eastern Sierra (where he took his first photographs) to photograph the landscapes, nature and wildlife on the John Muir Trail while backpacking from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite, California.
Don Kreuter creates photographs to share his adventures and vision with his family, friends and clients.
Don donates a percentage of his income every month to environmental charities - to preserve and protect: the oceans, habitats, wilderness, nature and wildlife.
Don Kreuter hopes by sharing his photographs and stories - to make a difference in educating people about the importance of protecting the beautiful wild places and our planet that he loves!
Don Kreuter joined Fine Art America on February 6th, 2011.