canis latrans at sunset

Photographer & Nature Philosopher Matt Knoth has been focused on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s diverse flora and fauna since he moved to San Francisco in 1997. Born and educated in San Jose, California, Matt’s love of cycling exposed him to the Bay Area’s idyllic back roads, from which he experienced first hand the abundance and variety of Northern California wildlife.   A talented amateur photographer since his college days, the advent of the dSLR made the right tools available for Matt’s 21st Century skill set. Since 1997 Matt has been published by the Golden Gate Park’s Conservancy, Bay Nature Magazine, JPG Magazine and has contributed numerous photos to scholarly journals and books, including Muir Woods by William Hart.


The author wishes to extend warm gratitude to the Nature Conservancy, photographers Trish Carney, Kirk McCabe & Montana Joseph. In particular, the photographer wishes to thank Christa Dahlstrom and Chris Ereneta, for their wedding gift of a VW, which made virtually ALL of these photographs possible. The photographer acknowledges his wife Elise, whose support and love made everything possible, as well as his friends, Peter Beddow and Dr, Sean Clayton Kelly, MD, who showed the photographer how to be an artist.