Andrew Slaton earned his Bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a professional photographer for more than a decade, and in those years, he traveled the world for a variety of clients, and won several international awards. He began his work at a weekly newspaper in the Wind River mountains of northwestern Wyoming, where he began learning outdoor survival. His photographs have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and books including: Sierra, Outside, Texas Parks & Wildlife, among others; plus, a commercial client list including: MLB, Nordstrom, Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch, and more. Andrew and his wife, Ellen, spend at least 100 nights a year backpacking and camping, mostly in their two favorite backyards: Texas & Wyoming. They are scheduled to go on the road full time in June of 2016. To view his work, visit