Lewis W. (Willis) Greiner, Jr.

Taos, NM USA

Lewis W. (Willis) Greiner, Jr. has been an avid outdoorsman, amateur astronomer and nature photographer for many years. Willis moved to Colorado in 1972 and describes himself as a "dyed-in-the-wool Westerner." "In the West, many have a relationship with land and nature that I deeply admire and respect; further, the landscape and natural environment inspire my soul and hopefully my creative sense," says Greiner.

Chronicling special astronomical events and "shooting" animals and nature scenes started the well-traveled Greiner on his creative exodus.

Several self-guided multi-week "floats" down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon have been creatively inspirational.

"Visits" by wayfaring comets have provided additional photographic material: expeditions to Malaysia, Borneo, Curacao and Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles), Alaska and Zimbabwe and most recently Botswana have allowed for further photographic and literary investigations of wilderness, underwater and "cosmic" topics.

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