Hello, I'm Brad Weinert, I was born January 17, 1959 in Los Angeles, Ca. I have lived in Southern California all of my life and for the past 30 plus years in the San Diego area. I have traveled quite a bit around the world, mostly on business travel and still do a lot of that even to this day however I have been fortunate and lucky enough to be able to mix in a bit more free time off as of late which has allowed me to focus in more on my hobby which is wildlife photography and natural history...
When I am not working you will find me in the field, as I love nature and the natural history of things... My major interest is in the field of herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians) and bird watching. I have been around snakes, lizards, turtles and frogs most of my life. I was lucky enough growing up to always be in areas that were replete with herps (as we call them for short). In my younger days I used to capture and study them, sometimes having more than 20 snakes in a variety of aquaria and other enclosures, however today I am more than happy to study them only in the field unless there is some need to move or save an animal. I also have two very large, energetic, wonderful and amazing Leopard Geckos that were given to me as a birthday present. Birds are also a fascination for me both in terms of their behavior and appearance as well as the photographic challenges they present!
The majority of my field experience has been in Southern California from the ocean to the deserts and most of Baja California, I have vast experience in the Borrego and Mojave deserts and I have traveled extensively from Tijuana to Loreto, Mexico, a little less so further south. I have also made many field trips to Northern California, Arizona, in particular the Catalina, Patagonia, Santa Rita, Chiricahua and Huachuca mountains (my favorite spots to this day are Madera Canyon, the Huachuca Mountains, Ruby Road in SE Arizona, and the Portal area of the Chiricahua's). I have also made field trips to Southeastern and Central Texas, Florida, Nevada, Indiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, all over the North East Coast of the US, Western Europe, Panama, several trips to Costa Rica and five trips to Australia. Also, on business trips, I have been able to briefly explore areas such as Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany, China, Japan and Korea. The next few destinations on my list are Madagascar, Central and Southern Africa, Ecuador and Brazil and SE Asia including areas such as Malaysia and Thailand.
Other interests include a love of music, almost anything other than rap/hip-hop which I just can't seem to get a grip on but I listen to everything from Dylan to Metallica, Buffet to Bach, Sabbath to the Dead... I have attempted to play the guitar for over 30 years, and there's nothing better in my opinion than road cruising on a warm spring night in the desert listening to music and hunting for herps at night and birding by day...
Hello from the great United States of America!
My name is Lynn Ferguson-Weinert and I am married to the amazing man who has created one of the most visually remarkable, detailed, and informative photographic web sites on the internet.
I am currently a college student again and have been busy with family endeavors for the last several years, only taking pictures on “vacations.” Every photographer knows that taking pictures is hard work, albeit a very rewarding job, nonetheless, difficult and tedious at times.
I feel privileged to have one of my photographic images of a Silver-throated Tanager taken in Costa Rica selected to appear in the special volume of Hand Book of The World (HBW) 2013.
Thank you for taking the time to view our thousands of photos that my husband has painstakingly taken the time to put on display. Birding is a wonderful pastime for many, but we must not forget our job as protectors and caregivers for our numerous animal species on earth and their habitat’s.