Gene J. Gonsoulin is an Alabama based nature photographer & writer. He grew up in South Louisiana, in Cajun country, home of crawfish ettouffee and Zydeco. Wandering the bayous, marshes and swamps, his boyhood days were framed by fishing, duck hunting and catching snakes and alligators.
“I got my first camera, a Kodak Brownie, when I was ten. That little camera opened up a whole new world to me.”
Gene’s intense interest in nature spurred a career in environmental science and, after graduating from Vanderbilt University with a Ph.D. in biology, he opened an environmental engineering company, working throughout the U.S. and many foreign countries. By his side during all those travels was his camera, now several fine digital and large format SLR’s.
“I still have the Brownie and every now and then I pull it out to remind me of where I came from and how those first images so awakened my senses to natures beauty. My goal as a nature photographer & writer is in some small way to share the beauty I see and help foster a heightened appreciation of nature in others.”
Gene J. Gonsoulin