Meinzer is the official state photographer of Texas. He was raised on League Ranch, a 27,000-acre ranch in the rolling plains of Texas. Meinzer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management from Texas Tech University.
After 28 years as a professional photographer, he has about 20 photography books to his credit and more than 250 magazine cover credits. His images have appeared in Smithsonion, National Geographic Books, Natural History, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Audubon, Sports Afield, Field and Stream, Outdoor life, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Highways, Korea GEO, German GEO, Das Tier, Airone, Horzu, BBC Wildlife, and many others.