Sandy Richards-Brown is a retired Advanced-Practice Public Health/Pediatric Oncology Nurse, and lives with her husband, Jim Brown, on the Southern Oregon Coast, after 40 years in the East Bay San Francisco area. They spend much of the winter in Sedona, Arizona, and travel to other warm places in their motorhome. Dr. Jim Brown is a retired Environmental Sciences and Biology/Zoology Professor Emeritus from a major West Coast University.
Jim is the BEST spotter, Sherpa for heavy long lenses and heavier camera bags, plant/bird/mammal ID'er, and personal driver ("Dear, please pull ahead about 3 inches so that branch is not across the Bateleur's face")
Jim and Sandy travel often for photography and have visited, either together or separately, Africa for 6 weeks on their own, the Cayman Islands, the Galapagos several times, Hawaii, the SW National Parks, New England, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Hungary, Copenhagen, Brazil, Australia, Ecuador, Alaska, The Canadian National Parks, Nova Scotia, Sanibel Island and the East coast of Florida, US Civil War sites, The Great Lakes and Midwest, and more.
Their next major adventure will be 2 months in Australia and New Zealand in the fall of 2018.
They greatly enjoy sharing their adventures through digital photographs and prints, and describing their treks.
Sandy and Jim are active members of:
- Nature Photographer's Net (NPN) http://www.naturephotographers.net (highly recommended, free 30-day trial)
- the Nikon professional photographer's group
- Nature Photographer's Magazine, Field Contributor http://www.naturephotographermag.com/
- Deviant Art: www.DeviantArt.com/
- The Audubon Society of Oregon
- Birds and Blooms
- The Nature Conservancy
- World Wildlife Fund
- Sierra Club
- The Yosemite Fund
- Wild Rescue www.WildRescue.org/ , where Sandy is a Certified Wildlife Rehabber.
Sandy's work has been published on a number of online web groups, and printed or hung in several Local and National Galleries, the Oregon Coast Magazine, newspapers, calendars, and more. She has won recognition with a number of Editor's Picks and yearly prizes on NPN, "Editor's Picks" on Naturescapes.Net, and has won several "Judge's Choice " yearly awards from NANPA and other International photo contests. Her photos are often on the front page of the local Brookings newspaper, and several hang in the Brookings Coast Guard Station.
You may contact Sandy to order prints or for custom work at: Moonshadow.Sandy@yahoo.com