Hunt traveled to Ecuador in January of 2004.
Hunting orchids with his camera, he has returned with
many wonderful photographs of the Ecuadorian terrain, orchids
in situ, as well as pictures of conservation efforts by local
nurserymen, most notably Ecuagenera, whose school was recently
highlighted in Orchids
magazine. This is not your typical travelogue.
I’ve been able to preview only one or two of his
pictures so far and already one of them has changed the way
I’ll view Phrag. besseae’s cultural conditions from now on.
I hope I get a few more eye openers, too.
As well as gasp-producing photography!
lives in the Mission District of San Francisco and grows his
orchids wherever he has horizontal space: under lights (he even
has a few miniatures under lights in his kitchen), and in his
north-facing bay window,
A sample of Eric's photos
things bloom even when neglected. To compensate for
the lack of personal growing opportunities, Eric spends a
lot of time volunteering with OrchidMania,
where he is the Director of Education and
Production. One of his joys is working with and
photographing OrchidMania’s extensive permanent
collection of rare and unusual orchid species.
been drooling over Eric’s photographs online for several
years. Photography was his passion before finding orchids, and he has
successfully joined the two. The combination of having no
growing space himself along with his belief in sharing
information through the Internet, led to him starting a
personal photo archive of orchid species. He says “The
Bay Area is full of people seriously interested in the
growing and conservation of orchid species, and I am doing
my part to give back to the greater world orchid community
by putting orchid species photographs on my own personal
website and extensively contributing to Jay Pfahl's Internet
Orchid Species Encyclopedia.”
will provided by Sea God Nursery.
For those of you who were unable to attend the bus
tour of the Raymond Burr Winery and its Sea God Nursery
this is your chance to have a crack at owning your own
piece of Raymond Burr’s collection.