|Message from Glen Tepke
Welcome to my collection of photographs of birds and other wildlife. All photos are of wild, unrestrained animals unless noted otherwise. I'm a recreational birder (since 1987) and photographer (since 2002) focusing, so to speak, on birds, especially seabirds, and marine mammals, primarily in North and Central America. I live in Santa Cruz, California, and previously lived in Oakland, California, and Boston, Massachusetts (and many other places before I became a birder).
I'm particularly interested in using photos to promote conservation of threatened and endangered species, and have contributed many photos for the publications or websites of BirdLife International, American Bird Conservancy, Audubon, Center for Biological Diversity, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and many other organizations. I also enjoy contributing to on-line photo databases and forums, such as the Cornell Lab of Ornitholgy’s Macaulay Library, BirdForum’s Opus, the Field Guide: Birds of the World group on Flickr, the Birds-pix email list, VIREO, iNaturalist and CalPhotos.
To get to the photos, click one of the galleries below. New photos are added regularly, and if you have visited before and want to see what’s new, click "recent." Click "tree view" on any gallery page for a list of all of the species depicted. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger version of the image. Click on the image to go back to the gallery page. You can also click the "next" and "previous" buttons to move through the images in a gallery. Where and when the photo was taken, equipment used, and camera settings are listed below every photo.
© All rights reserved. All photos are copyrighted and cannot be used for any purpose without permission, but I am generally happy to allow use for non-commercial conservation and education purposes, and will consider proposals for commercial use. Email g.tepke (at) comcast (dot) net to request use.
I appreciate your taking the time to sign the guestbook or add your comments to any of the galleries or pictures. Thanks for visiting.