I am a freelance semi-professional nature photographer with a diverse portfolio consisting of birds, mammals, landscapes, etc. I am also an educator, holding a Ph.D. in Management and teaching various university courses in business and statistics. I utilize my teaching skills to lead one-to-one and/or small group photography courses for beginning and intermediate level photographers.
I have been calling Georgia home since July 2013 but I am originally native to South Texas and was fortunate to spend my youth tromping around in the brush country. I’ve visited, lived in, and worked in the big city, but I’m happiest when I am outdoors, whether that is the Pines of Georgia, the brush of South Texas, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the timber of the Midwest, or the Desert Southwest of Arizona.
My photography interests began as a young teen with a very focused interest in whitetail deer but it didn’t become a serious passion until 2004 when I participated in my first Valley Land Fund Wildlife Photo Competition. I competed in 3 photo competitions over the next few years, enjoying success in each of them. These competitive experiences helped open my eye to the abundance of photographic subjects that I had taken for granted in my youth.
Today, I try to capture the beauty and uniqueness of the flora and fauna wherever my photographic adventures take me. So, follow my blog, enjoy my posts, visit my websites, and let me take you on a vicarious photographic adventure that is sure to be wild.
Thanks for visiting.
Kevin J. Hurt, Ph.D.
To view more of my nature photography, visit: http://www.HurtNaturePhoto.com
While nature photography is my first passion, I’ve also turned my lens to people portraiture and have been pursuing that passion since 2005.
To view examples of my people portraits, visit: http://www.kevinjhurtphotography.com
2012– Naturescapes.net “Image Of The Week” winner for the week of May 11, 2012.
2008-Valley Land Fund Photo Contest-Small Tract, Second Grand Prize Winner (tie)
2006-Valley Land Fund Photo Contest-Small Tract, First Grand Prize Winner
2004-Valley Land Fund Photo Contest-Small Tract, 1st Place Insects/Arachnids; 6th Overall
My work can be viewed in numerous books listed below.
- Visions of South Texas: Beyond the Ranch Gate
- Nature Exposed: Discovering South Texas Wildlife
- El Monte Del Valle: Images of South Texas
- Coffee Table Book: South Texas