I'm a freelance illustrator with a keen interest in birds and moths. I love to photograph just about anything that has wings, and even a few things that don't! Most of my photos are taken in southern Ontario and UK, but also anyplace I happen to travel to. I like to visit new places, mostly to watch birds, but also moths, butterflies and dragonflies.

I've long been interested in photography, but it's since I acquired a DSLR that it's really taken off for me. I mostly photograph moths, but am quite keen on birds too these days. I use Canon equipment.

In my real life I paint birds for various field guides. At the moment I'm painting plates for new guides to Brazil and Bolivia. I've also recently completed a new Peterson field guide to the moths of northeastern North America - should be out in April 2012, check it out!

I've recently started a website devoted to moths in Ontario called, rather predictably www.ontariomoths.com/ Check it out, but only the systematic list is worth a try at the moment - things move at glacial pace when one is dealing with about 3000 species!

I have a deep passion for the Neotropics, but find myself veering towards the Old World again these days! I grew up in deepest Kent, UK, but have lived in Toronto with my wife Katie and son James for quite some time now. I love to visit UK as often as possible...

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  • Brillante Frentiverde. Heliodoxa jacula. Juvenil Green-crowned Brilliant. by Mario E. Campos Sandoval
  • Love is as fragile as the wings of a butterfly by Mario E. Campos Sandoval
  • Colibrí Montañes Gorgimorado by Mario E. Campos Sandoval

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David Beadle
August 2007
Toronto, Canada
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Ontario Moths