I create portraits of my wild subjects. Where possible, I try to get to know them and understand them. I am curious, and I spend time observing and studying how they live, how they interact with their family group, and the other creatures around them. I've gotten to observe humor and playfulness, loving and protective moments, and the rituals of their daily existence. Frequently, they are as curious about me as I am of them. I watch the animals carefully to make sure that they are ok with my being there. I feel really successful when they are comfortable enough to sleep while I'm there watching them.