John Burk Photography
I’m an outdoor writer, photographer and historian from the hills of central Massachusetts, where there are thousands of acres of protected land, abundant wildlife, and many classic New England villages. I’ve authored, coauthored, or edited several books related to the New England outdoors, including The Wildlife of New England: A Viewer’s Guide, New England’s Natural Wonders, Massachusetts Covered Bridges: Images of America, AMC Massachusetts Trail Guide, AMC’s Best Day Hikes near Boston, 20 Years: 20 Hikes: A Guide to Properties of the Mount Grace Conservation Trust, and From the Valley to Wachusett: The Hidden Nature of Central Massachusetts.
The latter was a self-published photo book; an expanded version is coming with a publisher over the next year or so. I was a regular contributor to Natural New England magazine and have also contributed to AMC Outdoors, Massachusetts Wildlife, The Guide to the Johnny Appleseed Trail, North Quabbin Woods, and other publications/groups.
My background includes 10 years as a historical researcher and archivist at the Harvard Forest, a research station of the university in central Massachusetts. I also worked as a consultant for the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, and currently am a trustee of the Petersham Memorial Library. My educational background includes a MA in New England studies, with a concentration on environment/landscape, from the University of Southern Maine and a BA in history from the University of Massachusetts.
Though my main interests are nature, wildlife, and recreation, as a photographer I enjoy all of the diverse subjects New England has to offer, from mountains, lakes, and the sea to historic covered bridges, lighthouses, and mills. Please feel free to visit my website John Burk Photography . This is a direct link to New England landscape galleries; for wildlife, forest, and wildflower images just navigate to the main page.
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