..is an explorer, author, and photographer who has traveled extensively in 42 countries. His journeys are mostly far off the beaten path, to record the cultures of indigenous people.
He is a regular contributor to Ocean and Wavelength magazines, and a frequent contributor to the Christian Science Monitor. He has had feature articles with photos in Natural History, BBC Wildlife, WEND, California Wild, Sea Kayaker, Northwest and Conde Nast Traveller UK. Plus the China and Alaska books of the TravelersTales series
. He is also a contributor to Wild Moments. He is a 2008 SOLAS catagory winner for "Best Travel Writing," Additional stories have appeared in the Orlando Sentinel, Seattle Times, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and other LA Weekly newspapers.
His work has been published in Japan, China, England, Canada, and Dubai.

He was the principal photographer for England's Seventh Wave magazine, and his work has been featured on the websites of the National Wildlife Federation, Ocean Conservancy, International Cetacean Society and newsletters of the International Whaling Commission. Kodak International has twice featured his work as the photo of the day. 

As a certified marine naturalist, he guides whale trips in California and Baja Mexico. James has kayaked, canoed, or sailed the rim of fire from southern Alaska to the tip of Baja to study Cetaceans, and he frequently lectures about his travels and adventures.

He is a member and former officer of the Los Angeles Adventurers Club, , and the Explorers Club. He lives in Culver City California with his wife, Irene.

© 2005, James Michael Dorsey
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