It is obvious that Derek and Patty Hampson love being around nature and wildlife. It takes a lot of patience and stillness to capture the fleeting moments that most of us miss.





Encouraged by the enthusiasm of friends who raved about their photos, they decided to share them as greeting cards. With such a good response selling at local craft fairs and a few stores they felt ready to test the online waters and reach a wider audience.

Most of the photographs are from Northern Minnesota and the preserves in Lake County, Illinois where they reside with their family of six kids, many of whom are also avid photographers.