Carl Sams

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Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick are professional wildlife photographers who make their home in Milford, Michigan. It was 1982 when Carl sold his guns and bows to purchase his first fast lens and camera body. Since that time this photographic team has taken over 300,000 images of North American wildlife.

Carl and Jean are noted for their images recording the behaviors of a family of white-tailed deer taken over a span of 18 years. They devoted that same intensity while documenting a pair of common loons during six summers in northern Michigan for the book “Loon Magic”. Their photographs have been represented in national and international publications including Airone (considered Italy’s National Geographic), Audubon, BBC Wildlife, Birder’s World, Michigan Natural Resources, National Geographic, National Wildlife, Nature’s Best, Ranger Rick and Terre Sauvage (of France). Images by Carl and Jean have appeared on hundreds of magazine covers, numerous articles, calendars and other publications.