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Howard F. Cunningham


I am a biologist and an educator, a teacher of biology and science at international schools in Vientiane, Lao PDR. I have taught English as a foreign language in Thailand and Laos, and previously high school science and biology in California. Over the years, due to my work and my love of nature I have taken every opportunity to travel to wild and exotic places. When I got to Asia in 2006, I was amazed by all the new creatures I saw, everywhere I went. I decided I needed to make a record of what I was seeing, so I would always remember them. This has led to this website, as a way of sharing my photographs with my friends and family.

Weekly Feature: A featured photo of the week.

Archive: A Collection of all past weekly featured photos.

Newest Photos - A Collection of the most recent photos added to this website


I spent the month of January 2001 exploring the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula on board the MV Professor Multanovskiy, a Russian research ship converted for passenger use. The ship was owned by the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of St. Petersburg. She was built in 1982 in Finland. The trip was organized by Quark Expeditions, of Darien, CT.

Go To My Antarctica Page

Thailand and Laos

Since 2006 I have resided in Southeast Asia. My favorite wildlife photos are included here. I do not collect specimens, so keep in mind that all species identifications have been made by me, on the basis of these photographs. All photos were taken in northeastern Thailand, unless otherwise noted.

Go To My Thailand and Laos Page


I return to the USA every year; while there I spend most of my time on the Oregon coast, or in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Here is a collection of my favorite photos from these locations. I have also included here some favorite photos taken in southern Arizona by my sister Jan.

Go To My USA Page


I spent several weeks in Kyoshu, Japan in July 2014. Here are some of my favorite photographs from that expedition.

Go To My Japan Page

Joe in the Sierra Nevadas,
This website is dedicated to the memory of  Joe Clopton, my friend for 37 years. His curiosity and love of nature were a constant inspiration.

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Note: This website is currently under construction, and is updated regularly.

Photos may be used for educational purposes. Photos may NOT be used for commercial purposes without prior written consent.