Dave Taylor is a wildlife photographer and the author of more than 40 books and several dozen magazine articles on wildlife and ecology. As a highly regarded wildlife photographer, Dave also focuses his efforts on producing educational videos and material about wildlife for both the public and to support school curriculum.
Dave has traveled throughout the world capturing nature with his camera. He frequently visits Tanzania where he guides wildlife safaris and where his Tanzanian drivers have given him the nickname "The Professor".
After teaching science and geography for more than 30 years and teaching nature photography at Humber College for more than 25 years, Dave joined The Riverwood Conservancy where, after nearly 20 years, he recently retired as the Educational Program Director. The Riverwood Conservancy (TRC), a non-profit group that operates a natural area/garden in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
In the past, he has also met with a variety of organizations on outdoor education programming and wildlife issues to assist them in their programming.
Dave is also an avid public speaker who frequently speaks to local naturalist clubs, photography clubs and other organizations that have a keen interest in nature. A number of his Facebook Live talks are on The Riverwood Conservancy's YouTube page.
Dave Taylor's Wildlife consists of portfolios of his photos, illustrations, videos, books, eBooks, educational materials as well as a list of talks that Dave provides to interested groups.
Dave is the president of "J.D. Taylor Senses of Wildness Inc." and currently resides in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
See also Dave's Pbase galleries.
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For more than 30 years, Dave taught public school from Grade 3 to Grade 8. In the senior grades, he specialized in teaching science and geography where field trips were an integral part of his curriculum. Whether that was counting monarch butterflies, camping in Algonquin Provincial Park, whale watching in Quebec and Massachusetts or watching wildlife in Banff National Park, his students got a taste of natural science fieldwork. He was also a science resource teacher for three (3) years as well as a teacher at the Peel District School Board (PDSB) Britannia School Farm. Looking back, Dave was always a teacher, even as a youngster as he was always telling stories about wildlife to his friends and even his teachers.
Dave taught nature photography at Humber College for over 25 years where his focus was teaching students not only the technical aspects of photography but also making them aware of how difficult recording natural history is if you want to exclude evidence of human artifacts in your images.
He has regularly guided safaris in East Africa for over 25 years and takes great pleasure sharing his passion for and knowledge of wildlife with his many clients.
As a consultant he has worked for The Riverwood Conservancy, The City of Mississauga, York/Seneca (a joint education project ) and The University of Guelph (The Eyes Project).
So far, Dave has created a library of over 100 presentations and 200 videos. Please see Media and SW YouTube Resources sections of this website. His joy of writing and photography are also a reflection of his desire to share his adventures and knowledge of wildlife.
On this page you will find educational material for school curriculum and the general public.
Dave holds a BA Journalism, OCT, and a Masters of Education (Curriculum).
Dave's latest book:
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