Hector Astorga is a professional nature photographer based in South Texas. His love of nature and the outdoors began as a child in his native country of Honduras. The family moved to Texas, and Hector attended Texas A&M before pursuing a successful business career that had nothing to do with photography. He was inspired to pick up a camera in 2007 when he saw a Valley Land Fund wildlife photography display at the World Birding Center. He entered the Valley Land Fund competition in 2008 and won first place. Since then, he’s won dozens of awards for his work. He started photo guiding in 2009 and is the ranch manager for the Santa Clara Ranch, a nature tourism operation that focuses on photography. In 2010, he ventured to New Mexico for his first out-of-state photo workshop. Now he leads 17 workshops every year, all over the world.