Welcome to Mike Hannisian's website


Mike has been a Professor of English, a civil trial lawyer, the executive director of a non-profit organization, and a high school math teacher. (He readily admits he does not know what he wants to do when he grows up.) Mike's interest in natural history began in 1970 when he first traveled to the Rockies, and he has been a photographer since the late 1960s. For many years Mike taught birding workshops, led and organized national and international birding tours, and has more recently begun teaching photography courses. He was a long time Associate Naturalist with New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), has written and photographed for various local, state, and national publications, is a charter member of the Rio Grande Valley Chapter Texas Master Naturalists, is a Certified Interpretive Guide, and was Resident Naturalist at Indian Ridge B&B in Mission, Texas. Finally, Mike has had a total of 10 winning images in the last two Valley Land Fund’s biannual Wildlife Photography Contests, and won Best of Contest in the 2008 South Texas Shootout Division. Recently, Mike has returned to New Jersey and now lives in Cape May County, one of the best natural history venues in North America.

Finally, Mike's CD book on what to do after you click the shutter of your digital camera is available via the EGuide tab at the top left of this page.

















To license high quality images from Mike, or to contact Mike for any other reason, email him at mhannisian@gmail.com.