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About Us
Ribbit Photography was created out of a passion for the natural world by the husband and wife team of John Sullivan and Monica Rua. John and Monica have spent many years travelling to fascinating parts of the world, always seeking out wild animals in their natural habitats. Along the way they got interested in photography and the rest is history. Through their photos, Ribbit Photography hopes to create enthusiasm for our natural world and promote its conservation.
John Sullivan has worked for years as a software engineer at a variety of start-ups and Apple Inc, where he helped develop a web browser that might be the one you are using right now. He took up wildlife photography as a hobby and it quickly devoured what was left of his free time. Although he loves all animals, he is particularly interested in reptiles and amphibians. He has a combination life list, photo gallery, and notebook of reptile and amphibian species that he's seen in the wild and identified at www.wildherps.com. John in Anza Borrego
John with a California Treefrog
Monica and dogs
Monica with traveling companions
Monica Rua's formal training was in computer science, but she followed her heart and switched to a career involving animals. She was Education Director of Happy Hollow Zoo in San Jose, CA for four years. She then co-founded Animal Friends Rescue Project, a non-profit companion animal rescue organization in Pacific Grove, CA, and was on its Board of Directors for 11 years. In 2009, she co-founded Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, which is dedicated to finding new loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them due to illness, death, or other challenging circumstances, and to finding homes for senior dogs in animal shelters. In addition, she developed and runs the website Nature Dogs, which helps you explore nature with your dog. When she's not taking managing or taking photos for Ribbit Photography and Nature Dogs, Monica continues to be very involved with animal rescue.