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May 21st, 2014

Sending Well-Wishes To Jack Dykinga

Posted By Christopher Robinson


Jack Dykinga

Jack Dykinga


OP readers know Jack Dykinga as one of the preeminent nature photographers of all time. We’ve featured him many times, and he’s probably had more covers than any other photographer. Today, I learned that Jack is in the hospital awaiting a double lung transplant as he fights a chronic lung disease, Ideopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

I know many of you, like me, will want to send Jack your well-wishes. You can click here to reach him on Facebook.  I spoke with Justin Black of Visionary Wild today. He and Dykinga are close friends and business partners, and Justin describes Jack as being in good spirits, though bored and frustrated as he’s stuck in the hospital. I’m looking forward to seeing Jack up and on his feet, camera slung over his shoulder, soon.



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  1. David Says:

    Very best wishes for a speedy recovery to Jack.

  2. Jeff Harshaw Says:

    Get well soon Jack!

  3. Chris Says:

    Praying for you Jack! God bless!

  4. Joe Hunter Says:

    Jack, what wonderful gifts you present to the rest of us through you photography. We all hope and pray for your recovery.

  5. Beverly Says:

    Jack, I pray for your health. Thank you for sharing your view of nature with the world. Photography is a wonderful art which gives many of us a chance to visit places we would never have a chance to visit otherwise.

  6. Lucien Says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery Jack – you have a lot more places to take us to in your photographs!

  7. Edward McCain Says:

    Jack had the transplant on June 2nd and is recovering well. He’s an amazing man and I’m glad to know he’s on the mend. I’m looking forward to seeing another 50 years of Dykinga photography.

  8. Peter-Cornell Richter Says:

    Hi Jack, receive my best wishes from the other side of the earth!

  9. Chip Beaudette Says:

    Jack, glad things are going well with the transplant/recovery – we all wish you a speedy recovery!! Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  10. Wes Kampfer Says:

    Jack, I enjoy your vision and your passion. It’s a pleasure to be around you and watch you get “fired up” about lighting and composition…Get well, we are praying for you.
    Wes Kampfer

  11. John Drew Says:

    Just heard about the lung deal (I’m in WY and out of the loop). You have been a mentor and inspiration. I hope you are back in the field by now. Maybe see you at the AzHwys deal in Nov.

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