James K. Leash has pursued his passion for the art of photography for more than 30 years. Though nature & wildlife has always been his favorite subject, he has over the years honed his skills to be more of a free-lancer. Portraiture, and both professional and youth sports have brought more business his way. James has also shot aerial, commercial and still life products and is always taking on new challenges in the field. He has been the contributing photographer for the Sac-Joaquin Section Edition of SportStars Magazine since 2011.

His work has appeared in numerous books, magazines, brochures, field guides, posters, newspapers and more. Some of his credits include, Ducks Unlimited Magazine, California Waterfowl, SportStars Magazine, California Hunting Digest, Sacramento Magazine, Sierra Heritage Magazine, The San Jose Mercury News, The Sacramento Bee, The Auburn Journal, The West Sacramento News Ledger, The West Sacramento Press, Siemens Gallery, and the ASI Gallery.