Pat Baker was born on April 23, 1950, in Presidio, Texas. He is an adventure photojournalist, mountaineer, and photographer. Baker was exposed to the wilderness early in life and climbed mountains in Presidio as early as age ten. He developed a knack for exploring landscapes and climbing mountains, which shaped his photography career. He started taking pictures he would share with his family and friends on excursions. He traveled to different mountains, seas, deserts, and other wild places of the earth to experience the grandeur and take amazing photographs.