As wildlife photographers we employ a variety of techniques to respectfully observe and photograph animals. People often ask us if our clever ploys work and indeed, they do! We own ghillie suits which we will wear when photographing wildlife that are sensitive to human presence and we often remain in our van and draw a curtain across the window, so we can place our lens out the window without being visible.
Our top priority is to never compromise the welfare of an animal, which might mean remaining in our vehicle and simply observing an animal’s behavior rather than opening the van’s door and alarming the animal as it goes about its daily routine for survival. The images of this badger are just a few of many were able to capture after spending one and half hours photographing from our van. We placed the cameras on silent shoot mode, so the animal would not hear a clicking sound and discover it was being watched! We observed this badger grooming, digging for grubs, having a good scratch on the top of his burrow, and finally photographed it as it dug up and ate a gopher!
We are working with a new company, Reed Art & Photography, and have added another product which truly enhances our images. These handcrafted fine art prints have a walnut beveled edge, which provides a dramatic touch to the photograph. We continue to have our metal prints done by Magna Chrome, who do a superb job of creating customized prints.
Many visitors to the gallery have commented our display section is like a mini version of a scientific museum. We love to share the stories behind the images we have captured and we want people to be able to look into the soul of the animals we photograph with our cameras. Our favorite bumper sticker is “Shoot Them with A Camera”, which says it all! If you discover an image on our website you fall in love with please contact us and we can create a customized piece for you. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As we do each year, we donate some of the proceeds from the sale of our images to nonprofit organizations who are doing tremendous work to help our environment. Our three favorites are Lindsay Wildlife, River Otter Ecology Project, and Sea Otter Savvy. We want to do our part to help to support the nonprofit organizations that are doing invaluable work to keep our ecosystems healthy.
We have copies of our annual wildlife calendar available for sale in the gallery. We also include a page which includes the story behind each of the images. The proceeds from this calendar will donated to support the organizations mentioned above.
Here are some of the exciting image’s featured in our calendar:
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