About-Me - rwinslow
Robert at a Samburu Manyatta. If you haven't guessed, he is the one in the hat!!!
 Photo by Bill Stripling<br><br><h3>Hello. Welcome to the Robert Winslow Photo, Inc. website. Please sign the <a href="http://rwinslow.smugmug.com/gallery/1593970"><font>Guest Book</font></a> and let us know who you are and what you are looking for. We would love to hear from you. We are constantly creating new galleries and are continuing to upload images to the existing galleries on a regular basis. Please check back often and see what new images have been added. 
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Check out our <a href="http://rwinslow.smugmug.com/gallery/4402322_uX5c9"><font>Stock Photo Lists</font></a>. We have over 100,000 pictures on file of many plant and animal species and numerous locations and environmental themes so please let us know how we can help you meet your needs. We can create a private viewing gallery, email images or download to an ftp site. All of the images on this website are low res jpegs. We have high res tiffs for all images and they can be sent out at a moment’s notice.
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In 1971 Robert hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. By completing this 2000+-mile journey, he became just the 36th person to have walked the entire trail continuously in one year. Along the way, Robert carried an old Argus C-3 camera that he borrowed from his grandfather. It had no light meter so Robert wrote down all of his exposures in a notebook so that he could learn the best camera settings for different light conditions. Upon completion of the Trail, Rodale Press contacted Robert to contribute to a book called “Hiking the Appalachian Trail”. One of his photos appeared on the cover of the second volume along with thirteen other photos on the inside.
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While Robert was completing his graduate work in biology, he entered a photo contest run by Nikon and won a fourth place. Later, while teaching at Idaho State University, Robert took photography courses in the Art and Journalism departments. At this time, he also began teaching nature photography classes.
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Robert is an internationally known nature photographer with thousands of published images. He holds a master's degree in Biology and taught Outdoor Education and Wilderness Studies as a full time faculty member at Idaho State University for six years. Since moving to Durango in 1981, Robert has been a full time freelance photographer. His work has appeared in/on many books, magazines, gift items and in over 20 different calendars in one year. His photos have been used in national ad campaigns by such diverse entities as Adobe, Amtrak, The National Audubon Society, The National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy and Phillips Petroleum. 
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Several of Robert’s photos are in a new video presentation produced by the WildEarth Guardians and narrated by Alan Arkin to facilitate efforts to protect and restore wolves. The 2011 International Wolf Center Calendar was exclusively Robert's photos. 
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He has won numerous photo awards including Grand Prize winner in the National Wildlife Cover Photo Contest out of over 10,000 entries. He is also the First Place Winner in the Wildlife Category In Outdoor Photographer's Magical Adventures Photo Contest. 
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Robert runs customized individual and private group photo tours to select locations around the world. Please visit information on our <a href="http://rwinslow.smugmug.com/gallery/1366090"><font>Kenya Safaris</font></a>. Robert also instructs advanced photography programs for <a href="http://mpills.org"><font>The Mountains and Plains Institute for Lifelong Learning and Service</font></a>.
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Since 1981 Robert has lived in Durango, Colorado where for some unknown reason he is included in a list of <a href="http://www.durango.org/durango-area/people.aspx"><font><font>Famous Faces of Durango</font></font></a>. 
He has been married to the amazing Marilyn S. Leftwich, PhD since 1987.
<br><br><strong>Contact information</strong> 
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Robert Winslow
Robert Winslow Photo, Inc. 
<strong><em><br>Mail:</em></strong> PO Box 334<br>
Durango, CO 81302-0334
<strong><em><br>Courier</em></strong>: 235 Oak Road, Rafter J<br>
Durango, CO 81303-7655
<strong><em><br>Phone:</em></strong> <br>970-259-4143 
<br><strong><em><br>Email:</em></strong> <a href="mailto:rwinslow@mydurango.net"> <font>rwinslow@mydurango.net</font></a>
<br> Robert's Facebook address: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=name&amp;id=100000550352839<br>
 Bob and Marilyn's personal website: <font>www.marilynandbob.smugmug.com</font>
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Robert at a Samburu Manyatta. If you haven't guessed, he is the one in the hat!!! Photo by Bill Stripling

Hello. Welcome to the Robert Winslow Photo, Inc. website. Please sign the Guest Book and let us know who you are and what you are looking for. We would love to hear from you. We are constantly creating new galleries and are continuing to upload images to the existing galleries on a regular basis. Please check back often and see what new images have been added.

Check out our Stock Photo Lists. We have over 100,000 pictures on file of many plant and animal species and numerous locations and environmental themes so please let us know how we can help you meet your needs. We can create a private viewing gallery, email images or download to an ftp site. All of the images on this website are low res jpegs. We have high res tiffs for all images and they can be sent out at a moment’s notice.

In 1971 Robert hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. By completing this 2000+-mile journey, he became just the 36th person to have walked the entire trail continuously in one year. Along the way, Robert carried an old Argus C-3 camera that he borrowed from his grandfather. It had no light meter so Robert wrote down all of his exposures in a notebook so that he could learn the best camera settings for different light conditions. Upon completion of the Trail, Rodale Press contacted Robert to contribute to a book called “Hiking the Appalachian Trail”. One of his photos appeared on the cover of the second volume along with thirteen other photos on the inside.

While Robert was completing his graduate work in biology, he entered a photo contest run by Nikon and won a fourth place. Later, while teaching at Idaho State University, Robert took photography courses in the Art and Journalism departments. At this time, he also began teaching nature photography classes.

Robert is an internationally known nature photographer with thousands of published images. He holds a master's degree in Biology and taught Outdoor Education and Wilderness Studies as a full time faculty member at Idaho State University for six years. Since moving to Durango in 1981, Robert has been a full time freelance photographer. His work has appeared in/on many books, magazines, gift items and in over 20 different calendars in one year. His photos have been used in national ad campaigns by such diverse entities as Adobe, Amtrak, The National Audubon Society, The National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy and Phillips Petroleum.

Several of Robert’s photos are in a new video presentation produced by the WildEarth Guardians and narrated by Alan Arkin to facilitate efforts to protect and restore wolves. The 2011 International Wolf Center Calendar was exclusively Robert's photos.

He has won numerous photo awards including Grand Prize winner in the National Wildlife Cover Photo Contest out of over 10,000 entries. He is also the First Place Winner in the Wildlife Category In Outdoor Photographer's Magical Adventures Photo Contest.

Robert runs customized individual and private group photo tours to select locations around the world. Please visit information on our Kenya Safaris. Robert also instructs advanced photography programs for The Mountains and Plains Institute for Lifelong Learning and Service.

Since 1981 Robert has lived in Durango, Colorado where for some unknown reason he is included in a list of Discover Durango/Famous People/Faces of Durango. He has been married to the amazing Marilyn S. Leftwich, PhD since 1987.

Contact information
Robert Winslow Robert Winslow Photo, Inc.
Mail:
PO Box 334
Durango, CO 81302-0334
Courier
: 235 Oak Road, Rafter J
Durango, CO 81303-7655
Phone:

970-259-4143

Email:
rwinslow@mydurango.net
Robert's Facebook address: "http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=name&id=100000550352839
Bob and Marilyn's personal website: www.marilynandbob.smugmug.com

<h1>Artist Statement</h1> <br><br><h3>
<em>When we try to pick out something by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe</em>.  – John Muir<br><br><em>In their innocence and wisdom, in their connection to the earth and its most ancient rhythms, animals show us a way back to a home they have never left.</em>  --  Susan Chernak McElroy<br><br>
I have had a rich life with many travels and adventures throughout North America and around the world.  Traveling to photograph the Great Migration in Africa, eagles in Alaska, giant tortoises in the Galapagos, polar bears on the shores of Hudson Bay, baby harp seals on the pack ice in the North Atlantic and Mount Everest in Nepal is like making a pilgrimage to a sacred site.<br><br>  
Photography helps me to feel more connected to Life. There is a traditional Lakota Sioux prayer “Mitakuye Oyasin” (All are related). It reflects the inherent belief that Everything is Connected.   It is not the photograph of an animal by itself but rather our relationship to it that is important.  When I’m in the presence of wildlife and wilderness I feel a sense of connectedness, wonder and mystery.  Capturing all of that in a photograph is difficult.  Whether or not the viewer feels these same things when looking at my photographs, I cannot say. <br><br>  
 Wildlife photography is a window into a world that is diminishing and unavailable to many people who would be as moved as I have been in the presence of prey and predator, desert and mountain, gentle and dangerous fellow creatures. We must work to save these animals and wild places. <em>They are disappearing from maps and memories like leaves off trees. By saving or losing wild places we will ultimately save or lose the best parts of ourselves.</em> – Kim Heacox<br><br>
What I value in nature photography is integrity, honesty, and the ability to reveal the essence of our natural world.   The viewer should come away from an exhibit of photographic art with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the place each of us has in the web of life.<br><br>
Professional skill and knowledge of the camera and its capabilities is a given. I like my photographs to be “clean” and simple.  Background is important.  Finding the convergence of animal, landscape and light and waiting for them to align requires patience and luck.<br><br>   
In the end, what I feel is gratitude.  It is still a beautiful planet that we live on - full of beauty, wonder and magic. And I am grateful to be part of it. </h3>

Artist Statement



When we try to pick out something by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. – John Muir

In their innocence and wisdom, in their connection to the earth and its most ancient rhythms, animals show us a way back to a home they have never left. -- Susan Chernak McElroy

I have had a rich life with many travels and adventures throughout North America and around the world. Traveling to photograph the Great Migration in Africa, eagles in Alaska, giant tortoises in the Galapagos, polar bears on the shores of Hudson Bay, baby harp seals on the pack ice in the North Atlantic and Mount Everest in Nepal is like making a pilgrimage to a sacred site.

Photography helps me to feel more connected to Life. There is a traditional Lakota Sioux prayer “Mitakuye Oyasin” (All are related). It reflects the inherent belief that Everything is Connected. It is not the photograph of an animal by itself but rather our relationship to it that is important. When I’m in the presence of wildlife and wilderness I feel a sense of connectedness, wonder and mystery. Capturing all of that in a photograph is difficult. Whether or not the viewer feels these same things when looking at my photographs, I cannot say.

Wildlife photography is a window into a world that is diminishing and unavailable to many people who would be as moved as I have been in the presence of prey and predator, desert and mountain, gentle and dangerous fellow creatures. We must work to save these animals and wild places. They are disappearing from maps and memories like leaves off trees. By saving or losing wild places we will ultimately save or lose the best parts of ourselves. – Kim Heacox

What I value in nature photography is integrity, honesty, and the ability to reveal the essence of our natural world. The viewer should come away from an exhibit of photographic art with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the place each of us has in the web of life.

Professional skill and knowledge of the camera and its capabilities is a given. I like my photographs to be “clean” and simple. Background is important. Finding the convergence of animal, landscape and light and waiting for them to align requires patience and luck.

In the end, what I feel is gratitude. It is still a beautiful planet that we live on - full of beauty, wonder and magic. And I am grateful to be part of it.

Robert Winslow photographed by Katherine Feng