Howard and his wife Mary live on 6 acres of Central Texas Hill Country in its natural state. They've made the property wildlife friendly with the addition of a pond & stream, with feeding stations for the birds & native animals.
The stream/waterfall has proven to be the biggest attraction, with the simple "sound" of the water a magnet for the birds and other wildlife.
The garden has multiple raised
beds he uses to attract insects, with the world of macro a favorite aspect of his work.
Since he lives on a major migratory path (The Central Flyway), he's always on the lookout for new species of birds passing through as well.
He has become much more than a photographer, but rather an observer of nature as a whole. "It's a connection that has developed over time that's hard to describe, the rewards without limit".
Published in Nature's Best Photography, Texas Parks & Wildlife, National Wildlife, Better Holmes & Gardens, Nature's Garden, Birds & Blooms, and many other magazines, brochures, field guides, etc. His first major national publication was a winning image in National Wildlife's Photo Contest in 2006. Editor's Pick Awards 2009 winner at Nature Photographers Network. Winner in Nature's Best Backyards Contest for 2009. He won the Nature Conservancy's Grand Prize in 2010, their calendar cover shot. Birds & Blooms Grand Prize winner for 2011. One of his images was used early this year (2011) for a book cover shot, his first.
Another first was a PBS interview in 2009, which aired later that year. Howard also has an image currently on display at the McNeil Avian Center at the Philadelphia Zoo, our nations oldest.
He regularly contributes images to the National Wildlife Federation for use in their publications as well.
Active at Nature Photographer's Network.com, and currently a member of the International Press Association. Howard also supports the Nature Conservancy's work around the globe.