"Spiders in Focus" Article in the December 2011 Issue of National Geographic Magazine!

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    Well - a year after first contact - I've been featured in National Geographic Magazine.

    This month's issue (Dec. 2011) of National Geographic will include a 3 page spread about my work with Oklahoma's jumping spiders!

    Be forewarned though - apparently there are varying editions of National Geographic for different regions - some run the Photo Journal section I'm published in and some don't. I have no way of knowing which areas receive what, but I have received emails from folks getting my issue from Brazil to England. So fingers crossed your area has it!

    For those of you who would just like to read the article online:


    In other news - I'll be graduating from college here in a few days and it is painfully cold here in Oklahoma. Hopefully I can dig through my archives and pull out a couple unappreciated beauties for you guys during these winter months!

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    1. Rahul Singh Lamba 23 months ago | reply

      Saw your video on a 101 on macros...
      a Very deserving recognition!
      Keep them coming...

    2. RobertCross1 (off and on) 22 months ago | reply

      Congratulations! Your work is truly wonderful. I saw your YouTube video "An Introduction to High-Magnification Macro Photography". Very nicely done.

    3. AshtonNekolah 22 months ago | reply

      Congrads man, im sure its a honor to be featured indeed. Outstanding work

    4. BravOOOOOOO 22 months ago | reply

      Amazing Job man! Keep up the good work

    5. Mario Marinich 22 months ago | reply

      Congrats!!, beautiful work!!!. Just what I needed to start macro. Thanks

    6. ChipM2008 21 months ago | reply

      Stunning work! More than worth any fame or accolades your skills and talents have earned. Bravo to you!

    7. al-ien 19 months ago | reply

      congrats.... well deserved! I'll be looking for this article!

    8. Boris Mitendorfer Photography 19 months ago | reply

      Congratulations, you deserve the publication!

    9. SALINIBIRD 18 months ago | reply

      You are my hero. That issue totally turned me on to Jumping Spiders. I find them to be very friendly and cute.

    10. One more shot Rog 18 months ago | reply

      Well done and congrats - great work!

    11. kenmartin243 14 months ago | reply

      Congratulations. Your work is awesome.

    12. rajeevsn 14 months ago | reply

      Thomas Shahan is God's spokesperson for critters

    13. designer.wnaing 10 months ago | reply

      Amazing Job, thanks for sharing. I saw your post on Youtube

    14. Leslie Wright Photography 7 months ago | reply

      Awesome! Congratulations!

    15. beautifulbullet2011 4 months ago | reply

      you made me see the beauty in my worst fear:p

    16. thomasconnell 3 months ago | reply

      Hey tom congrats for getting into national geographic that is brilliant

    17. seniors30 2 months ago | reply

      Your photographs are breathtaking! I'm very happy that Mother decided to keep these incredible creatures tiny in comparison to man.

      With great respect,
      Steven Senior.

    18. Joseph Choo 2 months ago | reply

      Excellent work!
      I like photographing spiders too

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