Wes Walker is a retired Justice of the Court of Appeal in San Francisco, and served for twelve years as a Superior Court Judge for Napa County. During his professional career, Wes often escaped with his camera and traveled extensively throughout the world, including trips to the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Turkey, Patagonia, and Alaska. He has backpacked in the Sierras and trekked in Nepal and Ladakh. His photographs were first published in the 1970's by the Sierra Club and have appeared since in various publications including "Sierra," "Defenders of Wildlife," "Outdoor and Travel Photography," "The New Yorker," and "National Geographic Adventure." A grape-grower himself, Walker is also the author of Welcome's "Hidden Sonoma" and "Hidden Napa Valley."