Michael P. Turco

Michael P. Turco

THE FILE 11,325 digital and 35mm images; some 4 x 5, 6x7 and 35mm b/w infrared.
OVERVIEW Graphic images that define a place or species while depicting its beauty. Subjects include natural history, environment and people in nature.
NATURAL HISTORY Wildlife, including action, behaviors, endangered species, closeups, portraits. Amphibians, birds, insects, mammals, reptiles. The complete lifecycle of the atala butterfly. In-depth coverage of orangutans, orangutan rehabilitation, Betumonga Research Center and simakobu monkey (pig-tailed langur), Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. Everglades NP, Great Smoky Mountains NP. Many butterflies, frogs and primates.
ENVIRONMENTAL Everglades NP. Illegal logging in Indonesia. Soil erosion along U.S. Hwy. 1 in Big Sur, California.
PEOPLE IN NATURE Research: Indonesia and Florida, covering Simakobu monkey (pig-tailed langur), orangutan, Schaus' swallowtail butterfly and Florida apple snail.
LANDSCAPES Everglades NP, Great Smoky Mountains NP.
SPECIALTIES Frogs, insects and primates. In Indonesia, orangutans, illegal logging, Mentawai Islands. Florida forests and wetlands; the Everglades (wildlife, scenics and aerials). Great Smoky Mountains NP, especially autumn scenes. Rainforest wildlife in Costa Rica, Indonesia and Peru.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS Africa: Zambia, Zimbabwe. Costa Rica: Corcovado NP, Monteverde Biological Preserve, Santa Rosa NP, Tortuguero NP. Indonesia: Gunung Leuser NP, Mentawai Islands, Tanjung Puting NP. Peru: Machu Picchu, Madre Selva Preserve, Manu NP, Rio Orosa, Tambopata Biological Preserve. Venezuela. United States: California (Big Sur), Florida (especially the Everglades, forests, national and state preserves, national wildlife refuges, state parks), Great Smoky Mountains NP, Yellowstone NP.
CREDITS Magazines: American Forests, American Way, Birds & Blooms, Bird Watchers Digest, Canadian Wildlife, Coastal Home, Defenders of Wildlife, Discover, Equinox, International Wildlife, National Arbor Day, National Geographic Birders Newsletter, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Little Kids, National Geographic Traveler, Natural History, Naturefoto, Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer, Outdoor & Travel Photography, Owl, Palm Beach Illustrated, PCPhoto, Ranger Rick, Ranger Rick Jr., Scholastic, Science, Shutterbug, Sierra, Sinra, Smithsonian, Terra, Terre Sauvage, Das Tier, Wild Animal Baby, Wildlife Conservation, Weekly Reader, Your Big Backyard, more. Books: Agrupación Sierra Madre, Artisan, Audubon, Bearport, Carolrhoda, Crabtree, Creative Co., Fodor's, Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin, Quarasan, NorthWord, Norton, Pearson, Pomegranate, Random House, Sierra Club, Smokies Life, Steck Vaughn, Voyageur, Wildlife Education, more. Calendars: Artisan, Audubon, Avalanche (sole photographer, several nature titles, 1996-2010), Barnes & Noble, BrownTrout (sole photographer, Everglades National Park, 1999-2007, and Beyond the Bushes: Florida 2009), Calendar Holdings, Camden House, Cedco, Daydream, Firefly, Golden Turtle Press, Greenpeace, Office Depot, MeadWestvaco, Michael Friedman Group, National Geographic Kids, National Wildlife Federation, Orange Circle Studios (sole photographer 2011-2012), Portal, Prudent Publishing, Sierra Club Wilderness Wall 2021, Sierra Club Engagement, multiple years, TideMark, Workman, WWF, Zebra Publishing, Ziga Media, more. Current participation in calendar titles through 2024. Advertising/Corporate: Costa Rica Expeditions, Graphics Illustrated, Minolta, Tamron. Other: Birdcage Press, Charm Craft, Coldwater Creek, Earth Graphics, Florida Museum of Natural History, Fotofolio, Graphics Illustrated, Gulfstream Card, Harlequin Nature Graphics, Healthy Planet, Hornall Anderson Design, Imageworks, Impact, John Hinde Curteich, Milton Bradley, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Mug World, National Geographic Television, Nature Co., Planet Zoo, Portal, ProQuest, Scandecor, Second Nature, Seinfeld, Signals Catalogue, Silverbrook Research, Spellman Brady, Sony, Van Cleef & Arpels. Awards: Sierra, Second Place B&W Landscapes, 1991; Nature's Best, Honorable Mention, Animal Antics, 1998, Highly Honored, Endangered Wildlife, 2002 and Highly Honored, Wildlife, 2002; Gold Award, Wildlife Category, National Calendar Awards, 2005; Silver Award, Wildlife Category, National Calendar Awards 2014; Gold Award, Wildlife Category, National Calendar Awards 2015; Best of Show, National Calendar Awards 2015.
RELATED CREDENTIALS/SKILLS Published writer: National Geographic Birders Newsletter, Outdoor Photographer, PC Photo and more. Still images included in Grand Prize winning film Heart of Betumonga, Year 2000 Blue Planet Heroes, National Geographic Society.
COMMENTS Available for assignments and photo/text packages. Portfolio, samples and stocklist available on request.
NONEDITORIAL SERVICES Photo exhibits for the Department of the Hong Kong Government, Audubon Nature Institute, Florida Museum of Natural History, Lighthouse Gallery, Melbourne Zoo, Minolta, Palm Beach International Airport, Sierra, Two Oceans Aquarium, Van Cleef & Arpels, Zoo Atlanta.
Michael P. Turco
5630 NW 80th Avenue
Gainesville FL 32653





Splendid leaf frog
Black rush prairie with an oxbow lined by coco plum.

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