Contributing Photographer - James Phillips

"Florida's Mysterious Mangroves as seen through the lens of Nature Photographer James Phillips"

Flying Fritillary, Myakka. A gulf fritillary butterfly takes flight after sipping nectar from the head of a thistle

The feather of a wading bird, found in a ditch near Sarasota.


James Phillips' color nature photographs have appeared in posters, books, magazines and calendars. During the 1980's he designed and built exhibits for Tampa's Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), and studied photography in his spare time. In 1988 he became a freelance photojournalist, specializing in Florida nature and scenic stock images, winning numerous awards. He is currently at work on his first book of Florida nature photography.

Recent Work

  • Florida Wildlife Magazine - "Florida's Mysterious Mangroves"
  • Florida Wildlife Magazine - "Salt Barrens of Florida"
  • Collaboration on book entitled, "Florida's Fabulous Canoe and Kyack Trails Guide," published by WoPublications - released fall of 2002



Lone tree and daisies, Myakka State Park

Red Mangrove Formation - Cockroach Bay, Florida.


Tricolored Heron Roosting in Red Mangroves - Fort Desoto, Florida.

Secluded Bend of the Hillsborough River - near Tampa, Florida.


Cypress Swamp

Young Red Mangrove in the Sun