About

Thank you for visiting. Many of the galleries on this website reflect my true passion in photography; the natural world. This website is also designed to display the diversity of my photography and the work of other professionals as well. Flying Fish Photography is a  photo stock source and also an agency to represent other professional photographers. We are very mobile and available to accept photo assignments for your needs. All images displayed on this website or in our photo stock are also available for purchase. Please see the “contact” page for more information.

The Blog entries will provide information on gallery updates and new additions. The photo stock listing will be under continuous update. The diversity of the images, available in our photo stock, can be viewed using the Search feature. The search feature has been designed to allow you to find subjects within the Flying Fish Photography published galleries, images published here by our represented photographers, and also which may be part of our photo stock collection offline. If your search reveals a subject we have in our online images or offline stock; please contact us for more detailed information. Please also check out the page for the professional photographers we represent. These professionals provide us with added diversity  for the photo stock we have to offer.

The greatest lesson I have learned from my photography is just how fragile life is. Twelve years ago I was attending a local community college to acquire an additional degree before my approaching retirement. “Bad; really, really bad”; that was the comment I received when I proudly displayed a macro shot of a butterfly to my natural resources college professor.  The same professor became my mentor and photography instructor over the next five years. I received my photography training under the mentoring of nationally acclaimed nature photographer, Professor Rob Simpson. Thank you Rob; I am determined to capture a really, really good image of those elusive butterflies.

In 2003 I received the Photography Careers Certificate from Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, VA. Four years earlier, in 1999,I was the Honor Graduate of the Natural Resources Management Degree program at Lord Fairfax Community College. An additional degree for Environmental Technology was awarded in 2000. My combination of professional technical training and a diverse knowledge of nature and natural history are the keys to meet your specific request.

I am a retired American Airlines Captain and former Army helicopter pilot. After a combined 35 years of flying commercial jet airliners and military aircraft I am now retired and pursuing my next greatest passion, nature photography. I can now say “Gear Down & Locked”! The combat decorations earned in the Vietnam War, as a Medevac helicopter pilot, serve as a daily reminder of the brave men & women who touched my life during that time. The medical evacuation missions I flew, known as DUSTOFF, were the proudest days of my life.

While nature photography is my true love, I also enjoy photographing the beauty & history of the Shenandoah Valley and the Appalachians, small “Hobby Farms”, Historical Reenactments, Outdoor Recreation, and unique “Americana” images. Other areas of my photographic interest include the North Carolina Outer Banks, the desert Southwest, and the Adirondack Park, NY. This diversity has its benefits and provides the foundation for my photo stock business.

Ron