Detlef Buettner, originally from Hamburg, Germany, moved to Juneau, Alaska in 1982. He attended the University of Alaska Southeast, earning a BS in Fisheries Science in 1989. Following graduation, Detlef worked for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game until 2020.
Detlef’s appreciation of the natural world was nurtured by an early interest in fishing. His detailed and lifesize watercolor paintings accurately depict fish in their natural colors. Detlef is currently a member of the eBird community and enjoys birding as a new retirement hobby.