Doug Stamm has ventured, camera in hand, to the depths of lakes and oceans, has joined Cousteau’s team beneath winter ice in the Mississippi River, and has traveled to the rain forests of the Amazon headwaters. As a diver/biologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stamm wrote and photographed his first book, Underwater: The Northern Lakes. His photos have illustrated many articles and books, and his stock photo agency specializes in underwater natural history and freshwater sportfishing photography. The Springs of Florida is the result of Stamm’s most ambitious effort—a 15-year project to photograph America’s most fascinating freshwater environment. He lives with his family along the Wisconsin River near Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.