Favorite Subjects
  • Great Blue Herons
  • Yellow Crowned Night Herons
  • Alligators
  • Bald Eagles
  • Red Tailed Hawks
  • Red Shouldered Hawks
  • American Kestrels
  • Caracaras
  • Anhingas
  • Roseate Spoonbills
  • White Ibis
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Loggerhead Shrikes
  • Wild Turkeys
  • Gopher Tortoise
  • Sandhill Cranes
  • Snowy Egrets
  • Osprey
  • Any wild critter that moves!
About John Nelson, 
The "Voice of The Audubon Moment"
As a preachers kid in Washington state, John's parents were "assigned" new churches on a regular basis. That meant moving to yet another town and making friends all over again. In 1972 at the age of 16, John's parents told him to pack for central Africa.

John's last two years of high school were spent at Rift Valley Academy at Kijabe, Kenya. Already an accomplished photographer, he turned his cameras to the wildlife that Kenya is famous for. He's never looked back. 

In the states, John has been priviledged to take his cameras to nearly every state in the union, but Florida truly is blessed when it comes to the incredible wildlife diversity that one can experience.

In 2008, John made a dramatic change from still photography to high definition video. Video allows you to better capture the behavior of an animal instead of just a moment in time. 

To better understand his subjects and the environment, John became a Florida Master Naturalist through the University of Florida. He completed his course work in 2012.

Almost every week you can find John out "swamping" throughout the wilds of south and central Florida.

Sometimes that means getting wet, while other times its could 
be hours of sitting in a hot 
photo blind waiting for that 
special bird or critter. 

John is also the host of "The
Adubon Moment". Each 
episode provides listeners
with tips on how to identify
a specifc bird that can be 
found in Florida.

Listen for The Audubon
Moment on your local public
radio station. 

John Nelson at Savannas Preserve State Park
Photo Credit - Cheryl McCormick.