Meet the Author
Ken Conger knew he wanted to become a park ranger ever since he attended his first campfire program in Shenandoah National Park, at the age of ten. After graduating with a bachelor of science degree in wildlife management—followed by a master of science degree in administration of justice—he did just that, becoming a park ranger and then a game warden with the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries. His career in wildlife protection lasted for over thirty years, including a two-year stint as a park ranger in Alaska’s famous Denali National Park. When he’s not leading tour groups internationally, Mr. Conger presents wildlife programs, participates in art festivals, teaches wildlife photography classes, and provides private photo lessons. He shares a home with his wife in Lanexa, Virginia, where they feed birds and keep their eyes open for local wildlife while planning Mr. Conger’s next photographic journey.