JOHN is a nature, travel & environmental photographer living in the Seattle, Washington area.

In 1991 he left the rancorous congestion of Manhattan & East Coast. Ever since, his photography displays the expansive natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest & West. His energies are devoted to National Parks, travel scenics, mountain aerials, winter views, wilderness areas & environmental photojournalism.

His work has been awarded recognition in exhibitions, published in books (including "Best of the Northwest"), guidemaps, magazines, (Audubon, National Geographic publications, Outdoor Photographer, etc.), newspapers, notecards, postcards, calendars & by Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park & Olympic National Park in their Interpretive Displays, Social Medial, Websites, Powerpoints, Media Releases & for historical archives. John is a Volunteer Photographer for the National Park Service's Office of Communications, Washington's National Park Fund (www.wnpf.org), & has been on the Photography Program's Advisory Board at Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA.

He is creator, editor & co-photographer of 2 "Mount Rainier National Park PhotoRovers" guidemaps, the "Seattle PhotoGuideMap", & organized & curated photography exhibitions.*

* Co-organized & exhibited in "The National Parks in Washington State", at WA State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, Oct. 2010 to Jan. 2011.

PRINTS OF CERTAIN IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE for custom order with or without framing at www.imagekind.com. Or go to:

CONTACT:  johnchaophoto@earthlink.net