Dennis Fratesâ€™ love of the outdoors began at a very early age, and led to a passion for photographing landscapes and nature, which he has done for over 30 years. In college he earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in physical geography and ecology, and had the opportunity to study the physical landscapes and flora he was photographing. He has photographed extensively in the western US and abroad, finding unique fine art compositions in some of the worlds most stunning locations. Although he sells images to many markets, including National Geographic, Sierra Club, and National Audubon, the bulk of his enthusiasm is spent producing prints for the fine art market. They have been accepted for several national juried exhibitions and have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Westmorland Art Nationals â€œPhotograph of the Yearâ€, and the Keh International Garden Photographer of the Year for two consecutive years.