Mark Andrew Thomas, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Member Since August 2012 Artist Statement Mark Andrew Thomas is an award winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Growing up next to the Florida Everglades fostered in him an early appreciation and a keen eye for all the many varieties of wildlife that call the wetlands home. A special fondness for alligators and crocodiles is reflected in the nature film "Birth of a Predator". The documentary film examines the surprising maternal nature of the female alligator and portrays the oft misunderstood reptile in a different light. Look for "Birth of a Predator" in Summer of 2013.
"All of my photographs, unless otherwise noted, are taken in the wild using only ethical means and following the wildlife photographers code of conduct http://www.naturephotographers.net/codeofconduct.html. No staging, manipulation, enticing, or harassment to elicit any behavior is used."