Photographer Larry Backe is a 15 year resident of Jo Daviess County. He and his wife Nancy reside near the Apple River Canyon State Park. Larry's love of nature drew him to this beautiful area. He felt quite at home after growing up near the Driftless area of the St. Louis River in Cloquet, Minnesota.
Larry's keen eye has captured hundreds of families and pets through his 30-year career in film. He has not taken over the digital world of photography and enjoys his wildlife photography as much as the many friends he has made throughout the years at his business in Lake Zurich, Illinois.
Larry and Nancy also own and operate Peaceful Pines Guesthouse which is located on their farmette. You can visit them at Peaceful Pines