At about the same time that I trained as a photographer, I began natural history work. The result of my work as a biologist as the chance to photograph tropical nature in its most delicate detail. Here is a very small sample of my collection. Many spectacular animals of tropical forests are seldom seen in nature. This is true of predators such as jaguars and coyotes, and of herbivores such as tapirs and pacas. The tourist is more likely to see the small jewels of the forest, such as snails that seem to be made of marble.