My name is Jon-Mark Davey, known as the Florida Wildlife Photographer. I’ve called South Florida on the east side, Jupiter to Miami, my home for the past 30+ years. During that time I helped design and build the ABC television station in Palm Beach Gardens, work with two mega churches, and represent marketing and sales for an international private school software company and financial institution. All that time my wife and I have been exploring most of South Florida from the Keys to Orlando, both sides of the state. Most weekends we were exploring the Everglades, the sugar cane and rice fields and Florida wilderness for wildlife to photograph in one of our Jeeps or old Ford Explorer.
My wife, Jo, grew up in the Pine Hills area of Orlando and I grew up in Arkansas. I moved to Florida to live with my sister and her family right after high school because I could not find a college that was advanced enough to teach me the skills I had already spent over 2 years honing and was ready to use, I spent almost 40 hours per week, working between 2 radio stations, becoming a real “techie”. At 18 I was the youngest technical production employee and first employee in a new special “film” division in an ABC TV station in Orlando, Fl and my career in TV broadcasting was off and running.