Peter Balunek is an avid conservationist and wildlife and travel photographer. He speaks to community groups, schools and universities to help educate and create awareness about the threats facing the world's wildlife from poaching, loss of habitat and human/animal conflicts. As a way to promote conservation, he leads small group custom safaris to Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve.
Peter lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife Molly and their two daughters, Emma and Sophia. Emma is a college student who got the photography bug her dad. She has a natural talent for composition and has entered some of her photos in local competition taking several first place ribbons. Emma's favorite subjects include her black lab dog, her sister, her pet chickens and other animals. See some of her work.
Sophia is a middle school student. Like her sister, she too has a natural eye for composition. Sophia started out with a point-and-shoot camera but quickly decided she wanted more and quickly start using Emma's first camera, a Nikon D40, until she inherited my Nikon D300. She has entered 3 photos in her first photography contest bringing home a second, third and honorable mention ribbons. Sophia's favorite subjects include landscape, wild animals and horses.