(includes plants and animals)


Alaska 1999

Alaska 2000

The Galapagos (and mainland Ecuador)

Great Britain

Costa Rica
(animal, plant and cow photos)

French Polynesia

Southern Africa
(South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia)


New Zealand


Southeast Asia
(Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia)

St. Thomas 2013 
(cruise and land)

Lake Tahoe

Amsterdam, Netherlands

East Africa
(Kenya and Tanzania)

Hawaii 2015 Surfing Paintings




(Czech Republic, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands)

Woody Watercolors


St. Thomas, USVI

 The Exuma Cays, Bahamas

Western Caribbean (Belize, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Roatan)

St. Thomas -- 2012

(scuba and land)

Cozumel, Mexico
(scuba and land)

Diving the Saints - 2013 (St. Thomas, St. John, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and Barbados)

St. Thomas 2014 (diving photos)

St. Thomas 2015 (diving photos)


Fish Photos (aquarium photos)


Mt. Franklin SP Flowers (named)

More Mt. Franklin SP Flowers (most w/o names)

Faux water and oil flower paintings from Mt. Franklin SP




Steve spent his formative years in Southern California dreaming of getting paid to surf. He received his B.S. in marine zoology and a minor in photography from California State University at Long Beach, a M.S. in vertebrate zoology from Southern Oregon University and his Ph.D. in mammalian cytogenetics and a minor in animal behavior from New Mexico State University.  Now the only place he surfs is on the Internet in San Clemente, CA  where the water is too cold (<80o ) for anything other than viewing (in his opinion).  Before moving back to SoCal he considered the Chihuahuan desert of New Mexico and west Texas home for nearly 40 years.

Steve retired from Loretto Academy after teaching biology, zoology, photography and a wide variety of other science and computer classes.  Steve is certified in all areas of science (Texas and New Mexico) and has taken a number of postgraduate courses in both education and computers. He is a member of the National Association of  Biology Teachers, Texas Association of Biology Teachers, and the National Science Teachers Association.

Prior to coming to Loretto Academy, Steve taught biology, genetics and photomicroscopy at New Mexico State University. As a member of the Entomology and Plant Pathology Department, he conducted research in insect biochemistry and genetics, with an emphasis on biological control of insect populations, developed computer aided instructional programs and various computer models to explain fluctuations in genetic variation in both mammalian and insect populations.

Steve enjoys science, nature photography, scuba diving, computers, swimming, traveling with his wife Karen and daughter and son-in-law, fishing and Labrador Retrievers (when they are not destroying his yard). In 1999 the Judd family accomplished their goal of visiting all 50 states. In recent years they have been traveling abroad having visited England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, French Polynesia, Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Mexico, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, MANY trips to the Caribbean (primarily the USVI, BVI, and western and southern Caribbean), 
Australia and New Zealand , Peru (Amazon, Lima, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machupicchu),  Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia), Cozumel, Mexico, East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany.  In recent years many of Steve's photographic adventures have taken him underwater as well as topside as well as experimenting with digital art.



Several years ago I made a web site for my biology classes.  This is the link in case you are interested in either relearning biology, refreshing your memory or just interested for interest sake. Some of the links no longer work but much of it is still useful.