Scott Camazine

Scott Camazine is a biologist who has been fascinated with the natural world since he was a child. He is the author of The Naturalist's Year and Velvet Mites and Silken Webs, and co-author of Self-Organization in Biological Systems. He was a recipient of a 1987 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. He received his B.S. and M.D degrees from Harvard, and a Ph.D. from Cornell on the topic of social organization of honey bees. In addition to photography, especially computer enhanced medical images, he works as an emergency room doctor. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors with his wife and two children, photographing nature and observing the local flora and fauna.

Work Interests

Natural History:

Extensive closeups of insects, spiders and invertebrates. Some birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, all arranged taxonomically. Insect and animal behavior, habitats and ecology. Wildflowers, orchids, mushrooms, fungi, lichens, slime molds.


Computer color-enhanced X rays, CT scans and MRI scans of normal human anatomy and physiological systems. Colorized images of disease processes and pathology. Digitally enhanced SEMS and TEMS of bacteria and viruses. Medical still lifes. Surgery and medical practice in developing countries.

Science & Technology:

Molecular models, including pharmaceuticals, proteins, DNA helix and other molecules. Crystals, computer color-enhanced snowflakes and diatoms. Mathematically generated images, 3-D modeling.


Computer-colorized X rays, MRI scans and CT scans of normal and diseased brains. All body systems, including heart, lungs, reproductive system and brain. Custom work on request. Comprehensive honeybee collection includes Africanized "killer" bees, beekeeping worldwide, honeybee behavior and life cycle. Agricultural pests and damage. Spiders and webs. Parasites and predation. Edible, medicinal and toxic plants and mushrooms.


Magazines (including photo/text packages):

Animals, Audubon, BBC Wildlife, Discover, Life, Natural History, Newsweek, Omni, Orion, Pacific Discovery, Ranger Rick, Reader's Digest, Scholastic, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Time.

Book Publishers:

Britannica, Harcourt, Heath, Macmillan, National Geographic, New York Times, Prentice-Hall, Random House, Silver Burdett, Wiley, World Book, Worth.

Author/ Photographer:

Naturalist's Year (Wiley, 1987), Velvet Mites and Silken Webs (Wiley, 1991), 50+ articles.


Landmark, Sierra Club.


Oxford Scientific Films (England), Photo Researchers (NY), Sunset (Paris).

Related Credentials

Naturalist and research biologist with Ph.D., M.D., specializing in honeybee and insect behavior. Kodak/BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, First Prize (composition and form, 1988). Emergency room physician.


Available for consulting, assignments, custom computer-generated digital images using PhotoShop, 3-D modeling, other software.

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Contact Information:

Scott Camazine
310 West Main St.
Boalsburg PA 16827
Phone: 814 466-7052

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