Patrick Pacheco Zephyr grew up in Fall River, MA, where he spent his childhood searching for amphibians, reptiles and insects and exploring other hidden natural treasures. In 1992, he moved to the western part of the state to pursue his bachelor抯 degree in exercise science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Following graduation, he participated in a three month canoeing expedition in a remote region of the Northwest Territories of Canada. Patrick purchased his first camera (a 35mm Nikon 6006 SLR) to document this adventure, and has been taking photos ever since. During Patrick抯 many outdoor explorations, his love for the natural world grew. In 1998, he decided to turn his passions for the natural world and photography into a full-time profession as a nature/landscape photographer. His camera has since followed him to such places as the Bugaboos in British Columbia, the rainforests and mountainous regions of the west coast, the everglades and countless National Parks. However, his favorite photographic subjects are what he discovers each morning as he explores his own backyard. Most of the images in Patrick’s galleries were captured within 30 miles of his home in Massachusetts.
Patrick is now an established and award winning professional nature photographer. His photographs are displayed throughout New England, and have been published in newspapers, magazines, corporate publications, text books and calendars as well as his ever expanding line of fine art nature cards sold in stores throughout New England. Since beginning his photography career, Patrick has sold thousands of limited edition prints to customers throughout the world. Patrick takes great pride in being responsible for aspects of the printing, matting and framing of his work. His prints can be purchased at Fine Art Shows, through this website, and at his gallery in Pelham, MA. In addition, Patrick has been offering landscape photography workshop for over 15 years with an emphasis on manual exposure image capture and learning to “see what the camera sees”.
Patrick抯 goal as a nature photographer is to show others that the beauty and magic of the natural world is waiting to be explored in our own backyards. His belief is that we need not travel far but instead slow down and be present where we are to “see” and to experience the magic of the natural world. His hope is that in viewing his photographs, people will be inspired to be present, explore and learn about the wild places around them and appreciate the beauty in the natural world that surrounds them in their everyday lives.