RosCropRosalind Philips, photographer, has pursued her love of the outdoors through photography. Inspiration started early in childhood from reading Gerald Durrell’s animal travelogues, Ernest Shackleton’s journal about the Endurance, and Charles Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle; and from the exploration of nature during family picnics and at summer camp. Photography was a family activity. Many days were spent learning how to capture the magic of family vacations with the camera. Rosalind began to focus on birds during her teens and has become an avid birdwatcher. Therefore, much of her photography focuses on birds, particularly on the Heron family. Rosalind taught mathematics and science for 20 years. She traveled the country teaching other teachers how to use technology as an integral part of the classroom. Her work has been published in the coffee table book, Artists of the West.