Wanderer’s Apprentice is the blog of naturalist and photographer Drew Fulton. He is a photographer with a passion for exploration and understanding his subject, the natural world. He is an avid birder and lifelong naturalist and brings that knowledge and experience to his photography. His passions drive Drew to explore remote regions of the world as well as the parks and preserves near his home.
As a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Drew completed a year of extensive travel throughout Australia searching for and photographing Australia’s numerous endemic birds. During this year he lived in the back of an SUV and traveled over 40,000 miles while seeing nearly 600 species of birds and photographing over 375 species as well as kangaroos, koalas, and so much more!
Previously, Drew graduated from Bowdoin College where he designed his own major combining environmental science with photography and ecology. For his honors thesis, Fulton produced a book of photographs and essays about the Florida Everglades, a project that included a six month residency in Everglades National Park.
Drew’s most recent major project sent him to Costa Rica through a National Geographic Society Young Explorer’s Grant for his work in Monteverde, Costa Rica. For this project Drew is exploring the ecosystems of the cloud forest canopy, working suspended on ropes about 100 feet off the ground. Through his collaboration with a field biologist and videographer, he is creating educational media from the cloud forest canopy to inspire the next generation of scientists.
In August 2009, Drew and his wife returned to the northeast when they moved to Ithaca, New York. Already, they have begun to explore the wealth of parks and preserves in the region and look forward to learning more about the region.