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I'm a Science Teacher, Nature Photographer, Husband, Father, and Grandfather who loves to explore the natural world by traveling, photographing and thinking. 


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wild at Wingswood - Come Join Me!

This weekend I am excited to be able to head to South Carolina to help out my good friends at the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw (near Charleston) as they hold their yearly fundraiser "Wild at Wingswood". For the second year in a row, the esteemed Jack Hanna will be on hand to lend his vibrance and passion to the proceedings. I am lucky to be able to attend and serve as photographer for the events this weekend. On Saturday (10/29) there will be a family event from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm that will allow nature lovers of all ages to get to see the Center's amazing raptors (birds of prey) in live flight demonstrations as well as a chance to meet the legendary Jack Hanna. For more details about attending click HERE.

Saturday night is the "Big Event", Wild at Wingswood which will feature live local music, amazing food from some of Charleston's top chefs, live flight demonstrations, as well as both live  and silent auctions. I am honored to have two of my images featured in the auction. Blue Lion fans will recognize my image "Focus" from other blog posts - this is a Tawny Eagle I "shot" at the Center in 2010.

 The second image that will be auctioned is one I took at the Center this past June. This is a very elegant Golden Eagle with a look that illustrates the intensity of  all birds of prey.

If you happen to be in the Charleston area this weekend, I'd love to get to meet you and share this spectacular gem of a conservation organization with you!  In 10 minutes from now I'm off to the airport to begin my journey to Awendaw!


Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous close-ups, John!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lisa RedWillow said...

Beautiful and so regal.

gorilla safaris said...

This so amazing