Janet Horton

Janet Horton

THE FILE 25,000+ digital and 12,000+ 35mm.
OVERVIEW A strong nature file with heavy emphasis in western wildflowers, cultivated flowers, mammals (U.S. and African), birds and landscapes. Recent years have focused on sustainable living, including vegetable gardening, farm animals, and people doing rural and home-making activities. I also do shoot-to-spec photography either in the studio or in the field.
BIRDS Behavior, action, African birds, endangered species and portrait images. Cranes, doves, gulls, herons, ibises, owls, pelicans, perching birds, raptors, roadrunners, shorebirds, storks, woodpeckers and waterfowl.
MAMMALS AND REPTILES Mammals: Alaskan brown bears, bison, black bears, cheetahs, chipmunks, elk, grizzly bears, Kenya animals, lions, llamas, marine mammals, mule deer, porcupines, primates, pronghorn, rabbits, raccoons, red foxes, squirrels, more. Reptiles: Alligators, crocodiles, turtles.
FARM AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS, FOWL AND RURAL LIVING Chickens, cows, dogs, donkeys, ducks, geese, llamas, pigs, rabbits, sheep and turkeys. Caring for animals, farm landscapes, vegetable gardening (composting, planting, growing, weeding, harvesting and winter prep), hay harvesting and storage, orchards.
PEOPLE DOING ACTIVITIES Bee keeping, bread making, blacksmithing, canning, caring for farm animals, cheese making, children playing, cider making, cooking with children, dehydrating, enjoying nature, freezing, gardening, preserving, quilting, spinning, weaving, etc.
FLORA Macros and scenics. More than 400 varieties of wildflowers and ferns, primarily in California as well as the Southwest and Washington. Over 75 varieties of cultivated flowers and plants.
STILL-LIFE OBJECTS Shoot-to-spec photography of food (cheese, beverages, desserts, fruits, meats, snacks, vegetables, etc.), and hard-to-find objects and scenarios for textbooks, etc.
GENERAL STOCK Alaskan travel destinations, backyard ponds, boats, boulders/rocks/spires, butterflies, cacti, concepts, deep snow, desert, ferns, geysers, glaciers, Hawaiian tourist destinations, insects, lakes/rivers/streams, mushrooms, nature's moods, shade plants, snow-covered forests and houses, state/national parks, trees, United States postage stamps, waterfalls and wine country.
SPECIALTIES Still-life shoot-to-spec, people doing sustainable-living activities, birds, wildflowers, and animals.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS U.S.: Alaska (Juneau, Ketchikan, remote areas, Skagway), Arizona (Sedona), California (state and county parks, wine country, eastern Sierras, Mono Lake, Owens River Valley, Sierra Nevada), Florida (southeastern), Hawaii (Kauai, Maui, big island of Hawaii), Illinois (Galena), Montana, New Mexico (Taos), Ohio, Oregon (Columbia River, coast), Texas, Utah (Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park), Washington (Columbia and Snake rivers, Hells Canyon, Pacific Northwest); national parks/monuments (Bryce, Death Valley, Katmai, Kings Canyon, Olympia, Point Reyes, Saguaro, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion), wildlife refuges (Bosque Del Apache, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Ding Darling, Loxahatchee, Montezuma, Moss Landing, Palo Alto Baylands, San Francisco Bay, San Luis Obispo, Wakodahatchee). Other Countries: British Columbia, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambezi and Zambia.
PHOTOGRAPHIC PLANS Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire in June 2012
CREDITS Magazines/Newspapers: Bay Nature, Birds & Blooms Extra, Bugle, Defenders of Wildlife, Diversion, Ducks Unlimited, Family Fun, Get in the Game, Grit, Hawk Mountain News, Highlights High Five, Hobby Farms (Chickens, Home, Human Kinetics, Popular Gardening, Popular Kitchen, Urban Farm), Houghton Mifflin Company, Impact Photo Graphics, Mother Earth News, National Arbor Day Foundation, National Geographic Little Kids, National Park Service, Native Plants, Outdoor California, Valley Catholic, LBJ Wildflower. Book Publishers: Andrew Stewart Publishing, Chanticleer Press, Harcourt School Publishers, Houghton Mifflin, Human Kinetics, Learning A-Z/Science A-Z, McGraw Hill, MRM Associates, Oxford University Press, Pronk & Associates, Rodale Inc., Thames and Hudson Ltd., University of California Press, Truitt & Marshall, WH Freeman & Worth. Calendars: Gladstone Media Song Birds. Other: Arbor Day Foundation brochure, Destination Alaska Visitor's Guide, reference for artwork The Zolan Company, 35 California Art & Wine shows (framed/matted photos and note cards). Awards: Honorable Mention in the Pros Category of 2006 National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest; Hewlett-Packard In Focus contest grand prize winner. Member: American Society of Picture Professionals, North America Nature Photography Association, National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
RELATED CREDENTIALS/SKILLS Masters in Business Administration.
COMMENTS Through August 2005, I was a California Bay-Area resident, and am now residing in the Seattle, Washington area. I have a passion for all forms of nature and am a self-taught naturalist. Creating hard-to-find scenarios of objects in the studio setting, with a quick turnaround, is something I especially enjoy. Selected photos available via email, web, CD, DVD. All nature subjects captioned accurately with common and scientific names. Normally submissions are available next day. Reliability, maturity and integrity are what you can expect.
Janet Horton
14835 245th Ave SE
Issaquah WA 98027 US




House Sparrow eating an insect, sitting on a branch
Two young Grizzly Bears standing up (and dancing?) and one adult Grizzly Bear sitting on its haunches.