Charles Paxton with butterfly on his cap at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge Louisiana. K.Paxton image and copyright.

Charles Paxton at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge Louisiana. K.Paxton image and copyright.

By Charles Paxton, Editor

Welcome to Wildopeneye blog, a non-profit web log that celebrates nature and nature photography and videography that was founded by Andy Luck (see wildopeneye history) and is now run by Charles Paxton. Though we aim for professional standards none of the articles published here are paid works and the opinions expressed on these posts and pages are the authors’ own.

I’m a Brisitsh ex-patriot, formerly a teacher of English for specific purposes in Japan with a keen interest and Masters degree in Environmental Education (Nottingham Trent University).

I was blessed to be brought up in an inquisitve and adventurous family on a rich mixture of BBC Wildlife programming, Disney True Life Adventures and the fine books of Willard Price and Gerald Durrell. I have travelled very widely, first with my family and then later during the long school and university vacations from Japan. I’m very fond of a lot of different places and peoples.

I am now a  website designer and photographer based in northeast Louisiana. I’m currently enroled as a student with Louisiana Master Naturalists Northeast and also of The New York Institute of Photography.  I’m refining my photographic skills and learning about the amazing biodiversity here in Louisiana and also helping where I can to take care of my wife’s grandparents.

My aim here, like Andy’s, is to document and help protect the wonders of creation through our photography and writing. I also want to help air news of interesting places, activities and events. This blog along with the main website wildopeneye.com combines our love of photography with our desire to record and share the beauty and wonders of nature.

Welcome to WildOpenEye, we hope it inspires you to support and enjoy your own wild world! I wish you happy nature photography.