Gregory Basco
Wildlife Photography Mentor

Winner — Art in Nature Category, Nature's Best Windland Rice Smith Competition, 2013

Highly Honoured — Black-and-White category, Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2011

Honourable Mention — Endangered Species category, Nature's Best Photography Windland Rice Smith Contest, 2010

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"An identifiabe style is important, but versatility is essential," says Greg.

Residing blissfully in Costa Rica's central highlands with his family and the many birds that visit his backyards, Greg is engaged in a tireless effort to showcase the multitudinous biodiversity that thrives in the rainforests and cloud forests he so dearly loves.

Although he has consolidated a veritable treasure chest of invaluable stock images, he strives to depart from a literal representation of his beloved subjects, and encapsulate beauty in different forms, through bird, mammal, landscape and macro photography.

Greg believes that while it's important to have an identifiable style, it's critical to have variety and depth in one's portfolio, and to this end, regularly employs a range of in-camera techniques to show his subjects in a different perspective, and tries to include habitat, showcase motion and highlight patterns to make contextually rich and visually striking images that stand out from the mundane.

His images have been published in numerous books, calendars, and magazines, including National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, GEO Germany, Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, and Newsweek; and used in product brochures and other marketing material. Greg has had images "highly honoured" in the BBC-NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year, in 2011, and Nature's Best Photography Windland Rice-Smith Awards, in 2010.

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