Dr. Harry W. Greene

Southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris), Monterey Bay, California. ©Kathy West Studios 2018

“Thanks to astonishing progress in digital imagery in recent decades, many people now take excellent photographs, yet Kathy West consistently rises way above that bar. Her work is utterly wonderful, reflecting outstanding  technical expertise, extensive training in biology, and a special knack for capturing details, a talent I suppose must come from some deep love of natural history. My regard for Kathy’s award-winning work is all the higher because of her commitment to conservation, especially through education. All of us who care about nature and people are in her debt.”

Harry W. Greene, Emeritus Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Author of Tracks and Shadows: Field Biology as Art