David is a free-lance photographer and a professor at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University, with a specialty in narrative theory—investigating the components of storytelling—something that influences his photography and writing. David photographs and writes for various magazines, including Popular Photography, Professional Photographer, Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, newspapers, and online publications. David is currently at work on a handful of books. His most recent books include Animals of Ohio’s Ponds and Vernal Pools and Curious Critters. One of four Sigma Pro photographers in North America, his works have been exhibited at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, the National Center for Nature Photography, and at the Telluride Photo Festivals, among other venues. www.fitzsimmonsphotography.com