Robin has spent the majority of her adult life in darkrooms and darkened studios. However, a "chance" and profound encounter with a harbor seal pup changed her life forever - truly bringing her purpose into focus.
This seal pup led her to a commitment to capture the beauty and mystery of wildlife. Images from that most recent project, harbor seals and their pups, have been published in Wildlife Conservation magazine, Spring Journal (Jungian psychology magazine), Scholastic Publications' Superscience and Science in Action magazines, the Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Her Baja birthing lagoon images have been published in Discovery Channel and Muse magazines. Robin's photos are featured in the children's book Leopard and Silkie (Henry Holt Publishing) with renowned author Brenda Peterson.
She works closely with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), both as a photographic contributor and as a lead investigator of marine mammall strandings in Puget Sound. Her photography has documented the health and the lives of the seals on our beaches. She is co-founder of the conservation group Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network and is on the board of directors for TerraMar Research. She is a member of NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association). Robin lives in Seattle, Washington.
Whether an encounter with a whale and her calf or the tiniest of Canadian goslings, these experiences have reawakened in her a profound respect and quest for understanding our inter-connectedness. There is nothing more powerful than earning the trust of a wild being; and, with that, comes the responsibility to protect them.