Limited Edition Press - Now Available !

Since the dawn of time, no other creatures have stirred as much emotion as serpents and dragons. Evoking fear and respect, hatred and reverence, they dominate the mythology of virtually every major civilization.

Whatever your feelings about these fascinating creatures, you will find this book intriguing. It presents such intimate portraits of these animals that your perceptions of them are sure to change.

Photographing both in the studio and the field, Michael has been recognized worldwide for his ability to capture the beauty and personality of his natural subjects. Michael calls his photographic enterprise, The Gardens of Eden, an ironic twist to the negativity associated with the infamous snake in the biblical story of Adam and Eve. To Michael, the world is full of potential Gardens of Eden, places where people and nature live in balance

The soft cover volume is available for US$40s.




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Additional Galleries:



  Reptiles:  Birds:   Other:    
Uganda - Exo Terra Expedition 2005

Mandagascar - Exo Terra Expedition 2006

New Caledonia - Expedition 2007

Grand Cayman - IRCF Project Blue

Guatemala - IRCF Project Heloderma (Short, Long)



Zoo Atlanta Revisted (New)

Dan's World V - Quick Tour

Dan's World V - Extended Version

Chondos by Greg Stephens and Sean Stewart

Dan's World aka DTS Herps

San Francisco Garter Snake

Malaysian Cat Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus) and other Treats from Marcus

Radiated Tortoise Mosaic

Zoo Atlanta - Amphibians and Heloderma (Beaded Lizard)

BAARS Pepperwood Preserve Outing

Sticky Toe Geckos

Cameo Chameleon  I and II

SoCal Sojourn (Summary or Detail)

Classroom Safaris and Sonoma Reptile Rescue

Vegas Captive Herps (Exotic Pets / Friends)

GBU I, II, III, and IV 

California Tiger Salamander Workshop

Coronado National Forest / Madera Canyon

Arizona Dendrobate Ranch

Dan's World 08

Chris's Veiled  Babes

Pomona Reptile Supershow

Rattlesnake Museum

Finding Beauty in the Beast



Merced County Wetlands 07 08

Sky Hunters

Palo Alto Baylands I, II

The Ranch and Moss Landing

Skyhunters "In the Field"

SFBBO Coyote Creek Field StationRaptor Day - SFBBO 2007 Fall Challenge

SFBBO - Gull Banding and Abatement  and California Gull Portraits

SFBBO - Snowy Plover Recovery and Banding Program

SFBBO Gull Count

SFBBO / USGS Tern Colony Monitoring


Ramrod Ranch

SFBBO Slideshow

2009 SFBBO Click Off Winners


Puppies and Introducing Shiro Hartley Kern (New)


Joshua's JLS Graduation

Joshua's Bar Mitvah Pictures

Alex's Bar Mitvah Photos

Gunn Dive Team - April 30th  - League Meet - Team Photos

PACC NB Competition

Pacifica Surfing

Praying Mantis - Updated

Ken The Bug Guy V1


2009 Sea Otter Classic

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