Brian E. Small
Brian has been a full-time professional wildlife photographer for more than 20 years, with a particular passion for photographing birds. Brian grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California in 1982 with a bachelors degree in Geography-Ecosystems. Brian worked as the Photo Editor of the American Birding Association’s membership magazine Birding for fifteen years. His photographs have been used in literally hundreds of books and magazines across the world, recent titles including the Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America, and his own co-authored collaborative work on the Eastern and Western photographic field guides to the birds of North America. He still lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife Ana, daughter Nicole and son Tyler.
Below are a selection of Brian’s own photographs - click on the thumbnails for a bigger image and Brian’s explanation behind the photograph.