Naturalist and Certified Photo Instructor David Cothran has worked for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic since 1993 on six continents and in over 65 countries. Before joining Lindblad, David worked as a staff field biologist and education coordinator at the Point Reyes Bird Observatory, an independent research institution in California. At PRBO David studied songbirds, seabirds, owls and elephant seals while overseeing a broad education program, which included classes for school-children, workshops for professional biologists and interpretation for the general public. David is an avid wildlife and landscape photographer and enjoys shooting with DSLRs, compact cameras, and his iPhone. He particularly focuses on photography of wildlife in habitat, macro images of insects, and abstract images of patterns and textures.