Bud Ralston's undergraduate degree in Geography and his world travels as a navigator and photographer created a curiosity and appreciation for our planet and it's creatures. Bud began making pictures with SLR film cameras in 1966 and switched to digital photography in 2001. After many years as a leader in the military and corporate worlds, Bud turned his interest in photography into a passion. His years working as a professional model brought him into contact with nationally known photographers who influenced his photographic style. Although Bud enjoys beautiful landscapes and loves all outdoor subjects, his primary interests and greatest challenges are in wildlife photography and ocean sports.