Photographer Michael C. Snell travels the world collecting experiences that he shares with others through his images. Having grown up with a darkroom in his basement, photography has always been an integral part of his life. An avid traveler as well, Michael fused his two interests into a career when he began shooting locations on assignment for a variety of publications and licensing his travel photos through stock agencies. His images have appeared on the web and in travel guides, books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, and calendars around the world.

Based in Lawrence, Kansas, Michael is located not far from the geographic center of the United States and is "equally close to anywhere." Initially known for his extremely broad coverage of his home state and the rest of the Great Plains and Midwest, Michael has spent much of the last decade broadening his coverage of the rest of the world. He has photographed locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific.

Michael and his wife, writer Sally M. Snell, are also partners in a video podcast called "Travel by the Pint" that features interviews with craft brewers and brewpub owners that they encounter in their travels, along with regional tourism highlights.

More of Michael's photography can be seen on his website.