This is a very personal photo to me. It embodies everything that is special about bird photography and likewise, everything that is special about the place where I made this image - Bosque del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge in central New Mexico.
It took me more than a decade to make this image and I'd love to share with you all the particulars from behind the scenes...
I am getting closer to "minting" my NFT. I have decided to work with a charity on this project. 25% of the profits will be sent to Friends of Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge; a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization incorporated in 1993. Support wildlife!
I use my stills/video cameras and even my music to tell stories about nature. I also teach other nature-lovers how to do the same thing.
I am a visual storyteller. I am a member of the International Documentary Association and I have also been accredited by The Societies of Photographers as an Associate of The Society of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers. (ASINWP)
I am evolving as a visual artist after more than 40 years as a stills photographer and moving full time to documentary filmmaking. Visit my site FROMSTILLSTOMOTION to find out more about that transition.
I believe that nature photographers and filmmakers have a sacred calling. We're much more than gear hounds. We are High Priests and Priestesses of Memory Protection. It's a solemn duty and one that I take very seriously.
Every time I grab a camera, I try to think to myself, "This may be my last chance to document the natural world. I better make it count."
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