Tamara Eder [Hartson], equipped from the age of six with a canoe, a dip net and a notepad, grew up on Alberta with a fascination for nature and the diversity of life. She has a degree in environmental conservation sciences, and has photographed and written about wildlife in Bermuda, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon basin, Argentina, Tibet and India. With a fondness for paleontology, Tamara has studied and participated in paleo digs in Alberta and Patagonia. She has worked in both Canada and Argentina as an interpretive naturalist and guide, specializing in ecology and paleontology. An award-winning photographer, Tamara now lives in Patagonia and she continues to write, photograph and travel.