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Just Released:

One Thousand Hills, One Hundred Treks, and Countless Friends
This fall, in November 2016, Mary and I will have completed our 100th trek (each) and this commemorative book celebrates
Rwanda's Mountain Gorillas. The book was made with Blurb, an online publisher, and can be purchased directly through them via the link, or get signed copies directly from us for $59.99 (plus PA sales tax if applicable).
The book will be presented to all of those involved in Mountain Gorilla conservation at the celebration
of our 100th trek, which should be one heck of a big party.

This book is also available as an ebook. (expanded with more photos and including great tips on gear, clothing and more!) for just $9.95 (plus PA sales tax).


Click here to purchase our first ebook
Understanding High Speed Flash and
Camera/Flash Triggering Devices

$19.95 (plus PA sales tax).

Click here for a brief overview

and our second book in the series:
World's Deadliest Creatures
by Joe McDonald
Photos by Joe & Mary Ann McDonald

The natural world can be deadly, with animals as diverse as elephants and orcas or ticks and taipans having the potential to make any encounter a lethal one. This book explores the world’s most deadly creatures, covering every major animal group both on the land and in the sea, and the unique adaptations these animals have that make these creatures dangerous to man.

Please contact us for your signed copy. Price: $35 US


Creatures of the Night


It has been several years since Mary or I have written a book but recently we were contacted by a publisher to do so, and Creatures of the Night is the result. The book describes and illustrates a variety of nocturnal creatures, from mammals to insects, with descriptive captions. Small chapters on the various categories -- mammals, birds, reptiles, etc. and a small chapter on photographing nocturnal creatures are included.
US $ 29.99


Finally, I would really appreciate it if you could do a review on Amazon -- that helps tremendously.
Also, Amazon sells a few of my now out-of-print books. These books were film-based, but the information on photography applies equally well to digital shooting. Obviously, histograms, post-processing, etc. were still far in the future, but the skills of photography have not changed.

I have two ebooks for purchase - Tigers and the Wildlife of India, and Jaguars and the Wildlife of the Pantanal. Both books are available on Amazon. In January 2017 I hope to have these books available as ebooks at considerably less cost.


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