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

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!

  • miranda-photographer 3y

    Good for you
  • Rahul 3y

    Saw your video on a 101 on macros...
    a Very deserving recognition!
    Keep them coming...
  • Alfredo Encallado 3y

    Awesome Bro!
  • Robert Cross 3y

    Congratulations! Your work is truly wonderful. I saw your YouTube video "An Introduction to High-Magnification Macro Photography". Very nicely done.
  • Ashton Nekolah 3y

    Congrads man, im sure its a honor to be featured indeed. Outstanding work
  • BravOOOOOOO 3y

    Amazing Job man! Keep up the good work
  • Mario Marinich 3y

    Congrats!!, beautiful work!!!. Just what I needed to start macro. Thanks
  • Chip Miller 3y

    Stunning work! More than worth any fame or accolades your skills and talents have earned. Bravo to you!
  • al tuttle 3y

    congrats.... well deserved! I'll be looking for this article!
  • Boris Mitendorfer Photography 3y

    Congratulations, you deserve the publication!
  • Sally Schulz 2y

    You are my hero. That issue totally turned me on to Jumping Spiders. I find them to be very friendly and cute.
  • One more shot Rog 2y

    Well done and congrats - great work!
  • Ken Martin 2y

    Congratulations. Your work is awesome.
  • rajeevsn 2y

    Thomas Shahan is God's spokesperson for critters
  • Win Naing 2y

    Amazing Job, thanks for sharing. I saw your post on Youtube
  • Leslie Wright Photography 2y

    Awesome! Congratulations!
  • Kyristina Blackwell 1y

    you made me see the beauty in my worst fear:p
  • thomas connell 1y

    Hey tom congrats for getting into national geographic that is brilliant
  • Steven Senior 1y

    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.
  • Joseph Choo 1y

    Excellent work!
    I like photographing spiders too
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