Larry W. Richardson has been a professional nature photographer for over 40 years; as long as he has been a wildlife biologist. He has endeavored in both careers throughout his life. Having retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2015, working on the Florida Panther and Ten Thousand Islands Refuges, he now devotes much of his time to photography, speaking engagements and consulting. He worked as the Naples Zoo staff photographer for almost 20 years. He also was appointed as the President of the North American Nature Photography Association.
When the Naples Zoo first became a non-profit organization Richardson served as its first President of the Board of Directors. He has been featured in dozens of television shows and on most TV networks. His images, prose and scientific research appear in publications worldwide and he speaks on photography and conservation topics wherever he goes. He co-authored the book, “Florida’s Unsung Wilderness – The Swamps” in 2000. Foremost, Larry’s photography serves as a window to Nature, revealing its beauty to people who would otherwise never see it.