Rob has been involved with animals since he was very young. He has
always had a passion for birds of prey, and has pursued that passion
throughout his adult life. In college, he spent numerous hours studying
the nesting territories of prairie falcons in Northeastern Colorado, and
additional time researching screech owls nesting along the Boulder
Creek trail in the center of Boulder, Colorado.
Rob taught life science and
biology for seven years in the late eighties and early nineties. Since
that time, he has spent most of his free time studying raptors and
refining his photography techniques.
Photography has always been a part of Rob's life. He began taking
pictures with a Polaroid black and white camera when he was twelve, then
quickly moved on to a 35 mm SLR. His first SLR was a Kowa. In high
school he became the school's photographer and was able to use the
school's Pentax cameras. The basics in photography have stuck with him.
Rob spent the last half of 2007 and early 2008 traveling the globe to
photograph the book "Sky Hunters, The Passion of Falconry", which was
published in the fall of 2008. Edited and written by Hossein
Amirsadeghi, this book will set the standard for Falconry for years to
Rob has been published in the
following magazines and journals: Audubon Magazine, Nature's Best,
National Wildlife, Wild Bird, Birder's World, BBC Wildlife, Living Bird,
American Falconry, Defenders of Wildlife and the North American
Falconers Journal. Some of his photos have been used for advertisements
in Business Week, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and Sotheby's Auction
His current list of equipment includes:
Canon 1DX, Canon 1D Mark IV,
Canon 500 F4IS IS lens, Canon 300 F2.8 lens, Canon 70-200 lens, Canon
24-105 lens, Speedlight 550EX flash and 1.4x and 2x teleextenders.