Exploring Wildlife Series


About the Photographers


D. W. Maiden is a freelance wildlife photographer who makes his home in Warrenton, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Skyline Drive. He specializes in photographing wildlife in and around Northern Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. His emphasis is on catching the unique qualities of wildlife that often pass too quickly for the human eye to process and comprehend.


In 2007, D. W. produced his first book, Coffee Table Bird Book, followed by Backyard Birds of the Piedmont (adult/novice birder version). In 2009, D. W. collaborated with his sister, Suzanne Walls, to produce the Exploring Wildlife series, combining high-quality photography and beginning-reader language to help children better understand and appreciate wildlife. In 2009, the series was recognized by the Young Voices Foundation with their Seal of Approval.


More wildlife photography by D. W. Maiden can be found at www.virginiabird.com.


Dennis Govoni is an avid nature photographer who has been photographing the natural world for nearly 50 years. Trained in Biology and Botany, his interest lies in capturing events as they occur in nature. Specifically he focuses on landscape, macro and wildlife photography.


Dennis has received recognition through local competitions, and has had photos juried into the prestigious George W. Glennie Memorial Nature Salon Competition as well as Nature Visions Expo winning recognition in the Vendor selection division.


More of Dennis Govoni's photography can be found on his web site. http://botanist.dyndns.org:8081/index.html

The "Exploring Wildlife Series" was recognized by the Young Voices Foundation with their Seal of Approval