David Blevins is an award winning freelance nature photographer and forest ecologist. David’s photographs have appeared in magazines and calendars as well as three books. David co-authored his first two books on Boundary Bay while completing a Ph.D. in forest ecology at the University of British Columbia. His third book, Wild North Carolina, is an introduction to the diversity and significance of North Carolina's natural communities.

David was drawn to nature and photography from an early age and has spent most of his life engaged with the natural world. His photography comes from an appreciation of the natural patterns that can be found in what at first seems to be a chaotic world. Wildlife behavior, the organization of a plant, or the natural patterns of landscapes are all sources of inspiration for his photography.

David’s mission is to inspire a sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world through images that convey the innate grace of life and the inherent beauty of the earth.