Gary Kramer has been photographing and writing about waterfowl for more than 20 years. His photographs and articles appear regularly in leading outdoor magazines such as Ducks Unlimited, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, American Hunter, and in many other publications. He is a contributing photographer for Sports Afield and senior correspondent for the Bird Hunting Report. Kramer earned bachelor's and master's degrees in wildlife management from Humboldt State University. For 26 years, he was a waterfowl biologist and refuge manager with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, retiring in 1999 to pursue his writing and photo career full-time.