About the Wildside Gallery
Wildside Nature Tours has many very talented people!
Creating the Wildside Fine Art Gallery has been a dream of Wildside Nature Tour’s owner, Kevin Loughlin, for a number of years. Kevin’s travel schedule, however, did not allow for the time and effort needed to see this dream to fruition.
For many years our tour participants have been asking, “do you sell your photographs?” That answer was, “yes, but mainly for use in books and magazine articles.” Now you can “Nail Your Trip to the Wall” with a canvas or metal print from the Wildside and keep your memories fresh! Or maybe you would enjoy exciting wildlife moments from one of our many destinations you have yet to visit.
Change Your View
In these uncertain times, why not change the view on the walls at which you have been staring for months… especially with the colder weather on its way! Brighten your walls with spring flowers, or embrace winter with a snowy scene.
All proceeds from the sales of our images will go toward helping each of our trip leaders get through these incredibly difficult times.
Throughout this stress-filled time, Wildside has been taking care of our leaders, our Wildside Family. Helping them keep their homes and feed their families is a priority. Our leaders depend on tourism within their own counties… all of which have been shut down. Belize, Ecuador (and the Galapagos), Peru, Trinidad, Costa Rica and so many other counties closed their borders in March and offered no assistance to their citizens. Although some countries are now beginning to re-open, travelers are fearful and and the tour business will continue to be slow to return to the levels needed.
We thank your for your loyalty as part of the Wildside Family!
Owner of Wildside Nature Tours
Kevin Loughlin was raised to appreciate nature while exploring the woodlands of Pennsylvania as a child. At age six, during a family trip through the American West, Kevin became fascinated with photography as well seeing the new and different birds throughout North America. Instilled with a love for travel and seeking new, exciting destinations he felt a desire to share his experiences with others and in 1993 he created Wildside.
Kevin’s photographs and articles have appeared in publications such as WildBird, Nature Photographer, Audubon, Birding and Philadelphia Magazines, as well as the many natural history books, including the new “Peterson’s Reference Guide to Owls of North American and the Caribbean” by Scott Weidensaul. Kevin’s newest project is, along with co-author John Kricher, “Galapagos: A Natural History” due out from Princeton Press in 2022.
Lee Hoy grew up in Oklahoma and Texas and refers to himself as a “Tokie.” His interest in wildlife began with regular trips as a child to the Oklahoma City Zoo. The real impetus for his passion for bird watching and photography began on his inaugural trip to Big Bend National Park in August 1988. His grandparents had bought him a Canon 630 and Canon 100-300 f/4.5-5.6 L. With a bunch of rolls of Kodachrome in hand, they headed to west Texas.
Growing tired of being behind an office desk, Lee decided photography and guiding was a better option. He is a contributing photographer for Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine and Texas Highways, however, Lee prefers teaching others to capture images that bring them joy! He’s taught beginning birding, bird identification and photography classes for many Audubon and birding groups and currently serves on the board of the Texas Ornithological Society.
Lisa Langell is a multi-award-winning photographer from Scottsdale, Arizona. She is best known for her evocative images that create both a visual and emotional connection for the viewer. Lisa works to create not just a photograph—but a moving experience with nature.
Lisa’s images have been published in magazines, newspapers, and other works including Arizona Highways, Ranger Rick, Phoenix Home & Garden, Images Arizona, Arizona Wildlife Views, and many more. Her work has also earned honors and awards from the National Wildlife Federation, North American Nature Photography Association, Professional Photographer’s Association, Arizona Highways, and others.
Travel and Nature photographer Rob Knight has been a professional artist for nearly thirty years. He’s been a photographer for more than half of that time and an educator since 2009. Rob has been using mirrorless cameras since before they were cool. He has been teaching and writing about the micro 4/3 system since he got his first Olympus Pen camera in 2011.
Rob is an Olympus Educator, a Tenba Visual Artist, and GNARBOX Pro ambassador. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom, and a two-time finalist for the National Association of Photoshop Professional’s “Photoshop Guru” award. Rob has published two books for Peachpit Press and Rocky Nook Publishing, and his work has been featured in Nature’s Best Photography magazine.
African Safari Specialist
Adrian Binns, a naturalist and field ornithologist, grew up in Morocco and England where his birding experiences paved the way for a career in the birding community. A former tennis professional, Adrian also worked as an ecological landscape designer, combining a lifelong interest in wildlife with expertise in crafting native-plant landscapes, particularly wetlands and water gardens, to attract birds, butterflies and other critters.
An accomplished avian illustrator and photographer, Adrian’s images regularly appear in major birding magazines and media formats. In a 2006 issue, Wild Bird magazine named Adrian one the ‘upcoming leaders to watch’! Adrian collaborated with Birding Adventures TV on several episodes including Hawk Mountain and Botswana.