Dean Swartz (PhotographerGoneWild)
I've been fascinated by wildlife and nature for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are of weekends sailing the Pacific off of Coronado Island, smiling wildly as porpoise played in the wake from our boat. I was hooked. I've spent the past 30 years photographing animals in their natural habitats. My hope is that those habitats survive forever, and with them, their incredible residents. If we don't protect the environment, it will not protect us.