Ranger Steve Mueller
Grand Rapids Camera Club Hall of Fame 2013
Steve Mueller (Ranger Steve) joined the Grand Rapids Camera Club (GRCC) in 1979, moved out of state and re-jointed in 1986.
Ranger Steve is a butterfly, nature and wilderness photographer, and a consummate naturalist with an endless fascination for the environment.The career of “Ranger Steve” Mueller has crossed over six decades, since his start in the 1960s as a Michigan State Parks Ranger.He has served in the National Park Service as a high school and college biology instructor, and chief naturalist at three different nature centers.Ranger Steve has authored over 100 articles related to nature and interpretation through Michigan Audubon and local newspapers.His photographic work has been published in national publications such as Sierra Magazine, high school text books, and Beautyway Post Cards.
The canyon country of southern
Ranger Steve always finds time from his travels, and educating on the environment to share his photo skills with the Grand Rapids Camera Club.He has served two terms as President and until most recently as club Historian/Archivist.He has been a competition judge and served on countless committees.Ranger Steve was the instructor for the “Nature Photography Guided Practice Workshop”, and has conducted field trips looking for butterflies, moths, bugs, and wildflowers in their natural environment.In 2001 he sent a slide presentation of GRCC member works to the Pennant Hills Photographic Club in