Mark Hendricks is an award winning wildlife and conservation photographer and writer working on environmental issues. A former marine mammal biologist and animal rescuer, he turned to using his camera as a storytelling tool for conservation purposes. Current work focuses on the diverse habitats of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the Maryland Coastal Bays. His images and articles have been featured in Nature Photographer, Earth Island Journal, The Maryland Natural Resource, National Parks Traveler, Africa Geographic, and many others. His photographs grace the walls of both public and private collections including the famed G2 Gallery of Venice, California. His first book, Natural Wonders of Assateague Island, will be released in June 2017. Mark is a adjunct faculty member at Towson University and a fellow in the International League of Conservation Writers.