Amateur photographer circles globe to capture wildlife
PHOTO PROVIDED BY ERIK HOFFER Punta Gorda photographer Erik Hoffer has traveled the world taking pictures of wildlife from one pole to the other including polar bears on Canada's Hudson Bay
PHOTO PROVIDED BY ERIK HOFFERDiane Hoffer bargains with native tribes in the Peruvian jungles of the Amazon.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY ERIK HOFFERPunta Gorda photographer Erik Hoffer often takes risks to get up close and personal with his subjects including whales off the cost of Antarctica.
PHOTOS PROVIDED BY ERIK HOFFERErik Hoffer of Punta Gorda floats atop the frigid Antarctic seas in his kayak.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY ERIK HOFFERErik Hoffer stands before Machu Picchu during a trip to Peru.
By GARY ROBERTS
PUNTA GORDA — Erik Hoffer has walked with polar bears and kayaked with leopard seals at the North Pole and cruised the Amazon — all this year.
But that’s nothing new.