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.