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Judd Patterson
United States
I work for the U.S. National Park Service (unfortunately most of my work is inside), and I spend my spare time trying to capture inspiring photographs. My goal is to create images compelling enough to advance the preservation of our natural surroundings. My deepest peace comes when I'm immersed in nature...whether that is walking through waist-high prairie grasses, wading in tanin-stained swamps, or scrambling over treeline in the mountains.

Thanks so much for viewing and commenting on my work!

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Current Residence: Miami, FL

Time Rolls On...

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 3, 2010, 2:21 PM
I just finished organizing my 2009 photographs in Lightroom, so I thought I'd share a summary. I was extremely fortunate to travel for both work and fun. The result was 35,330 photographs from six states and three countries. Arizona and Costa Rica were brand new locations...each harboring an amazing diversity of wildlife. Everglades National Park in Florida was once again the spot that I visited most frequently. It's hard to beat a 1.5 million acre playground...even if the mosquitoes are a little vicious.

  • United States (31,401)
  •    Arizona (1,940)    Colorado (5,107)    Florida (20,609)    Kansas (2,535)    Oregon (956)    Washington (156)
  • Costa Rica (3,825)
  • Cuba (4) - flying over!

I'd say I maximized use of my three weeks of vacation!! :)

Highlight - Standing on a hillside in a Costa Rican cloud forest watching 8 Resplendent Quetzals lazily moving around a tree...or maybe it was that moment when the glowing sun-orb slid right behind the lighthouse in the Dry Tortugas...or maybe it was the conversation that I had with a White-tailed Ptarmigan family up at 12,000 ft...or.......

Resplendence by juddpattersonThe Sun Drops by juddpattersonCatching Snow by juddpatterson

Happy 2010!

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  • Eating: dark chocolate

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Kressblume Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Hi! I just wanted to say your photography is so beautiful and compelling! You are so lucky to be able to work with the U.S National Park service, even if it is indoor! Like you, I am at my best when I am immersed in nature, and hope to have a career with the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission, as a Wildlife Officer, so I could be outdoors at all times! Keep up with the beautiful photographs! X3
asahitori Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is simply wonderful. Being a fan of nature myself, watching is a must. ^^
MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for being awfully slow, but you were featured here [link] ! :heart:
ohmyhii Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I would absolutely love your job!
John-Peter Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I want invite you to join in a new group for nature photography :iconnature-capture: It's a place for all photographers that love the nature. We have as our purpose collect art and give exposure to all members. It will be a great honor have you here! Please join if you can and please read our rules before submit any deviation :)
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