Hello, my name is Jim Merchant. Welcome to GJM Nature Media. I am so glad you are visiting my site. You are reading this page to know me better so let’s get started. I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Biology with an emphasis in Vertebrate Biology.
I have been a photographer in one form or another since I was eight years old. I have taught others about biology, anatomy, physiology, and microbiology at the college and high school levels. I am currently developing children’s books based on my photographs. I guess, once a teacher, always a teacher.
My goal for this site is to acquaint folks with my work and to provide quality images with accurate information about their subjects. Consequently, I am willing to allow students and noncommercial entities to use my images for personal and educational purposes provided they credit G. J. Merchant as the copyright holder for the image(s). I retain all copyrights to my images.
Students and noncommercial entities are are granted a license to use the images on the blog pages of this website under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
You may visit this link for more information. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
The images I place for sale in the gallery pages on this website may not be copied for any purpose unrelated to the display of these images by this website. Those who purchase printed copies of my images from our third party printer will be granted a non-exclusive license to display the images for decorative purposes in their homes, offices, or places of business. I retain all copyrights to my images except those granted to others by license. Thank you for respecting my rights to earn a living from my work.
Those wishing to use my images for commercial purposes may contact me here: [email protected] to negotiate license terms and obtain high resolution digital files of my images.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy my work. I have loved studying the living things on our marvelous planet throughout my life and hope to continue photographing and sharing its beauty and mysteries with you. Happy trails!