Director & Founder
My name is Lang and I am the founder and director of Miracle of Nature. I am also a nature sound recordist, photographer, videographer, author, designer, webmaster, and all-round-good-guy. For the last twenty years, I’ve produced numerous books and compact discs celebrating the songs and calls of birds, frogs, insects, and mammals. To learn more about my work, please visit langelliott.com. These days, I’m totally up to my neck in nature’s primordial soup, intent on recovering my childhood sense of wonder as I roam about collecting video and sound recordings that will make our web site rock!
Nature Immersion & Cinematography
From growing up in Ireland, surrounded by woods, fields, streams and animals, nature has been and continues to be a vital and rejuvenating presence in my life. My primary interest is in nature immersion, including the varied ways of seeing and being in nature, and how beauty and wonder impacts our sense of self and our relationship to others and the natural world. In contributing to Miracle of Nature I will be blogging and creating nature vignettes, drawing upon my training as a certified Integral Coach™, long time meditator, nature photographer and cinematographer. Learn more about me at tobealive.com.
Wildlife Photographer, Cinematographer & Nature Writer
Hello, I’m Marie and I’m a wildlife photographer and nature writer. I’ve loved birds and nature ever since I was a little girl growing up in the English countryside, but it wasn’t until I began studying birds in earnest that I became interested in bird behavior. I’ve traveled throughout the world in search of beautiful birds to photograph, but many of my most compelling images come from my own backyard and within a couple of miles of my home near Ithaca, New York. I’m thrilled to be part of the Miracle of Nature team, and I’m looking forward to sharing photos and videos on the website. Learn more about me at marieread.com.
Hi, I’m Carl. I grew up in Georgia and became a nature lover through an early interest in reptiles and amphibians. I still live my childhood dreams as a university professor who teaches animal behavior and herpetology. My research in acoustic communication in frogs, which has taken me to Australia, South and Central America, and Europe, has led to new discoveries about the evolution of communication and some of the underlying mechanisms. For more information about my academic work, check out my University of Missouri faculty home page. I look forward to contributing to the Miracle of Nature effort, and sharing my deep love of the outdoors.
Office Manager & Field Assistant
Hi! My name is Beth and I have been sharing my passions for nature, photography and community involvement with youth for 22 years. I have taken classes at Tom Brown’s Wilderness School, learned tracking with Sue Morse and Paul Rezendes and studied the Art of Mentoring and Kamana with Jon Young at the Wilderness Awareness School. I am deeply interested in all aspects of natural history. For years, I have been enthusiastically working with Lang as an assistant in sound recording and capturing photos and videos, as well as with office work. So you can imagine that I am quite excited to join the Miracle of Nature team.
Hi neighbor! (after appearing on “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood,” I am allowed to say that). My name is Bob. Following my careers as a classroom teacher, artist, and welder, I have settled into the role of field biologist and nature sound recordist. I am happiest of all outdoors, whether sailing, skiing, hiking, cycling, or counting birds. My wife got me into birding a decade ago, and now I wonder why I waited so long. I am especially interested in the variety of songs and calls associated with bird behavior and look forward to featuring the best of my field recordings and photographs on the Miracle of Nature web site.
Cinematography & Sound Recording
Hello, I’m Wil, a nature photographer, videographer, and sound recordist. I own and operate Nature Images and Sounds with my wife Donna. I have been interested in the natural world most of my life. Growing up in a rural community afforded me plentiful opportunities to explore the wonders of nature during my formative years. I have been teaching natural history to groups for nearly 30 years. There is nothing like sharing the magic of the natural world with people and seeing there faces when they see something for the first time in their lives. I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm on the Miracle of Nature website.