I photograph mostly birds exhibiting behavior in their natural habitat. I take no photos of caged animals. I am respectful of my subjects; I never use a flash. I work with a variety of lenses that enable zoomed shots, some through blinds, or sitting still as a sea star and letting them come to me. Most of my photographs are in the Pacific Northwest.
Photographing wildlife helps me understand them. Sitting, waiting, watching, and listening gives me insight into their lives. There is so much that we don’t know, and capturing the interaction of birds with their natural environment, and reactions with each other is a step closer to grasping a secret language. I present aspects of their life in each photograph; their quirkiness, intensity of foraging, their place in the world. Characteristics that are worth highlighting.
I do this because it inspires me to know more. I bear witness to this beauty, and it gives me place among them.