BOB ADKINS moved from Michigan to Alaska in 1964 and spent 32 years in public education in Sitka, Anchorage, and Haines. He has degrees in engineering, math and physics, counseling, and school administration. He also spent 14 seasons as captain of his own commercial fishing boat in Bristol Bay and Lynn Canal, and 12 summers as a commercial air taxi pilot in Southeast Alaska.
Bob is a self-taught photographer, and has photographed in Alaska, Yukon, the Pacific Northwest, England, Europe, and southern Africa. Bob has won numerous photography awards. His work has appeared in in a number of magazines, including WildBird, Outdoor Photographer, Alaska, Emergency, Outdoor and Nature Photographer, Alaskan Southeaster,The Northern Journal, Birder’s World, TWA Ambassador, Alaska Business Monthly, Alaska Fishing and Hunting News, Nature Photographer, Africa Hunting Gazette, Bird Watcher’s Digest, The Milepost, Sports Afield, and Parade Magazine. His photos have appeared in newsjournals from coast to coast and in Europe, as well as on international calendars and CD covers.
He produces fine art prints, advertising postcards, rackcards, and brochures, and other digital services. His photos are on file with a nationwide stock publisher. He is currently a field contributor to Nature Photography magazine.