Mark "Sparky" Stensaas is a naturalist, photographer and author with a degree in Biology and American Indian Studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He co-owns Kollath+Stensaas Publishing with Rick Kollath. He also owns Stone Ridge Press and sparkyphotos.com. His photo blog is The Photo Naturalist . Sparky recently founded a non-profit to promote and protect the Sax-Zim Bog of northern Minnesota
Sparky lives with his wife, Bridget and their sons Birk and Bjorn, under the big pines in the Nemadji Valley of Carlton County, Minnesota.