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Sam Martin, Contributor
City, state, country:
Oklahoma, United States

I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with my BS in Zoology in 2009. Currently working on my PhD in biology at the University of Tulsa under Dr. Ron Bonett. I began with a project on the ecology of the Oklahoma Salamander, Eurycea tynerensis, and its stream community (including fishes and aquatic invertebrates). I have also worked on several associated parasites with other collaborators, including trematodes, monogeneans, and recently discovered crustacean copepods infecting several aquatic insect larvae.

I initially used photography to document reptiles and amphibians, but quickly developed an interest in the smaller creatures as well. I primarily photograph terrestrial animals but if I can ever find the time I'd like to do some with aquatic ones as well! More of my photos are on my flickr, including vertebrates, which I also have an interest in photographing.
The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.
-Walt West