pohleyphoto.com: Bio

I developed a passion for animals and the outdoors at an early age. Photography was initially a tool to document my activities and research in zoology as I pursued my studies. I took a hiatus from photography, completing my Ph.D. in Zoology/Parasitology and settling into a career of teaching in the small college environment. In the late 1980's I revived my interest in photography. Focusing primarily on wildlife and nature I spent countless hours observing wildlife and waiting to capture the perfect moment. This passion took me to a variety of interesting and exotic locations including Kenya, South Africa, the Galapagos Islands, the Falkland Islands, Vietnam, Belize, Japan, New Zealand, Uruguay, Ecuador and a variety of U.S. locations.

In recent years I have focused on expanding my photographic vision and have begun to photograph wildlife in different ways and to include travel, people, and events in my photography. In addition I teach classes and workshops, as well as lead trips.