www.birdpixel.com is a repository of Leena and Vivek Khanzode's artistic pursuits.
Leena and Vivek are both passionate about birds, animals and nature in general. Both Leena and Vivek have traveled worldwide in their quest for observing nature and its beauty.
Leena's artistic interests include sketching birds, nature journaling and hiking high altitude mountains. A physician by training she also enjoys practicing wilderness medicine. Leena is also passionate about volunteering.
Vivek has always been interested in photography since his childhood. He received a Yashica TLR as a child and then graduated to film cameras after immigrating to the United States in early nineties. In the early 2000s, Vivek switched to the digital SLRs. After seeing the incredbile trip to Costa Rica in 2008
Greg DowningGreg has been traveling the world teaching professional and amateur photographers for more than a decade hosting his instructional workshops and seminars. Instructing photographers of all experience levels, Greg has earned a reputation for his gracious and generous teaching style. Greg’s images are known for their unique style, exacting composition and strict attention to detail. As an internationally recognized photographer, his numerous publishing credits include books, advertising campaigns and editorial publications such as Birding Magazine, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Birder’s World, National Geographic and many others. Especially passionate about birds, his images can also be found in printed form in several Wildbird Centers on the east coast, as well as appearing in private art exhibitions. In 2003 Greg founded www.NatureScapes.net with E.J. Peiker and Heather Forcier. Today Greg is the Publisher, President and sole owner of the company and oversees all operations from his home base in Manchester, Maryland. As Greg travels the world taking pictures he enjoys meeting others, teaching and sharing his passion while making new lifelong friends in the process.