Michael Ready is a wildlife and conservation photographer based in San Diego, California. From vanishing amphibians to bioluminescent squid, Michael's collection of images seeks to reveal the diversity of life, particularly the small and lesser-known species.
"So much wildlife is undervalued simply for the reason that it is not itself easily recognizable, and its contribution to the planet, ecosystem, or humanity, even less so. This is especially true of the smaller forms -- the strange ones that require us to get down into the undergrowth with a magnifying glass, snorkel through a stream, or explore the nooks of a reef to know they are there. The bulk of my work focuses on these unusual yet captivating and often beautiful creatures. I try to create windows to those secret worlds and foster a greater awareness of the magnificence of the natural world and its enormous biodiversity - and hopefully inspire actions that preserve wildlife and wild places."