David Strozdas developed an interest in nature at a very early age, photographing wildlife as a hobby during his travels and outdoor experiences throughout North America, South America and Africa. David eventually pursued a career in wildlife law enforcement with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and subsequently participated in research projects involving the Jaguar in the Sierra Madres of Sonora, Mexico, and Desert bighorn sheep / Mountain lion interaction in the Chihuahuan Desert of south-central New Mexico. David photographed as he went, realizing in 2008 that his true passion was capturing those “fleeting moments in nature" so they could be shared with others. Primarily self taught and now a part-time (semi) professional photographer, David uses his outdoor experiences, skills and knowledge to capture photographs of wildlife that he hopes will catch the attention of his viewers and evoke comments that express an appreciation for the wildlife and scenery that nature has to offer.
All of David's photographs are taken in the wild, of wild animals, in natural light and without baiting. David is always conscious of avoiding stress in his subjects as much as possible while photographing in the field.
David has had the opportunity to shoot alongside some of the nation’s most respected wildlife photographers, and is a published photographer whose work has appeared in Outdoor Oklahoma, Birder’s World (online), and Cowboys and Indians magazine. David has won numerous local and statewide photography contests, has sold fine art prints to clients interested in his work, and published two coffee table books of images obtained after his decision to embark on a pursuit of continuous improvement with his photography. David is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and the Nature Photographer’s Network, in addition to serving as the Oklahoma City administrator for the North American Nature Photography's Meetup Group. David occasionally teaches introduction to wildlife photography for beginning and amateur photographers, while adding to his portfolio on a continuous basis.