Ohio.gov is currently featuring the photography of Steve Wall
Steve's photographs have been used for a variety of purposes — from science textbook and music CD covers, to art show exhibits in Las Vegas, New York and Dubai. Wall's work has been published in several magazines, including the "First Frame" feature in Nikon World, and a four page spread in India's largest photography magazine, Better Photography.
Nikon Inc. has also used Steve's work in several publications and advertisements such as the Nikon School Guide to Digital SLR Photography, and as the full-page back cover to their Digital SLR Comparison Guide.
See more of Steve's photos on Flickr.
In 1933, the Ohio General Assembly made the cardinal Ohio's state bird. The cardinal's scientific name is Cardinalis cardinalis. When Europeans first arrived in Ohio in the late 1600s, Ohio was 95 percent forest and cardinals were rare to the area. As forests were cleared, the habitat became more suitable for cardinals. By the late 1800s, cardinals had expanded into the modified habitat of Ohio and could be found across the state. Learn more about Ohio's symbols on ProfileOhio.