Arthur Morris is a freelance nature photographer and writer specializing in birds. He taught elementary school in New York City for twenty-three years. For eight years he conducted the shorebird survey at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for the International Shorebird Surveys, Manomet, Massachusetts. Two of his images—out of 19,000 entries—were awarded prizes in the 1997 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, and another was similarly honored in the 2000 contest. In April 1995, Morris became a Canon contract photographer, as part of their "Explorers of Light" program. An exhibit of his work hung at the prestigious Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York, in the summer of 1999. From 2001 to 2002, sixty-four of his images were featured in an exhibit entitled "On a Wing and a Prayer: The Migratory Birds of North America."
More than 11,000 of his photographs have been published in American Birds, Audubon, Birding, Birder's World, Bird Watcher's Digest, Florida Wildlife and Nature, Living Bird, National Geographic, Natural History, Nature Photographer, Outdoor Photographer, PHOTOgraphic, Ranger Rick, Wildbird, and other magazines, as well as in hundreds of books and calendars. More than 100 of his photo-illustrated feature articles have appeared in publications worldwide, and he is a Photography magazine columnist.
Morris now photographs, travels, speaks, and teaches extensively in North America. To view more of his work, visit www.birdsasart.com.