Florida Wildlife Viewing - M. Timothy O'Keefe - About Us

Florida Wildlife Viewing - About Us








About Us


Florida Wildlife Viewing - About Us

M. Timothy O'Keefe has specialized in outdoor and travel writing and photography for more than 30 years.

A past president of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and the newly installed president of the Society of American Travel Writers, Tim has published 14 books and more than a thousand magazine and newspaper articles.

His writing and photography have won more than 50 regional and national awards. Tampa Bay Magazine has called him "Florida 's Premier Outdoor Photographer and Writer."

The Florida Audubon Society presented him with a Special Award "For Continuous Support of the Florida Audubon Society Through Notable Contributions to The Florida Naturalist."

Most of Tim's books are illustrated with his photographs. He has published more 10,000 photographs worldwide, including eight National Geographic Society books, various Time-Life Books, Destination Discovery, Caribbean Travel & Life, Florida Travel & Life, Reader's Digest, Smithsonian, Scientific American, Endless Vacation, Islands, Outside, Newsweek, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and all major Florida newspapers.

His photographs also appear in two coffee table books on Florida: Florida On My Mind (Falcon Publishing) and Florida (Communication Arts). He has a major contributor to National Geographic's Guide to Caribbean Family Vacations.

His books include Hiking Florida (Falcon Press); Seasonal Guide to the Natural Year: Florida and the Alabama and Georgia Coasts (Fulcrum Publishing); The Spicy Camp Cook Book (Menasha Ridge Press); Great Adventures in Florida (Menasha Ridge Press, 2 nd ed. 2000); Caribbean Hiking (Menasha Ridge Press) and AAA Photo Journey to Central Florida.

Seasonal Guide to the Natural Year and Spicy Camp Cook Book were named "Best Book" by the Florida Outdoor Writers Association.

Tim has published six additional books with Larsen's Outdoor Publishing in Lakeland, one of Florida 's largest publishers of outdoors-related books. They are Sea Turtles, The Watcher's Guide; Manatees, Florida's Vanishing Mermaids; If I Were A Manatee; Diving to Adventure; and Fish and Dive the Caribbean and Fish and Dive Florida & The Keys, both of which were co-authored with Larry Larsen). Fish and Dive the Caribbean was a finalist for "Best Content" in the annual competition of the National Association of Independent Publishers.

Tim holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and founded the Journalism division in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida, where he taught for 34 years.

In addition to Florida Wildlife Viewing, Tim also publishes Guide To Caribbean Vacations.

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