Join local wildlife photographer Bill Bickle as he shares with you stories of local species that he has photographed. Marveling in the beauty of nature, Bill will tour us through Eastern Ontario by showing off the majestic creatures he has been able to photograph in their natural habitats. Following the presentation, Bill will be available for a live question period.
About the Presenter:
An interest in nature was formed early for Bill. Photography as a passion came later. Now both come together to produce beautiful images as he captures birds, animals and flowers in their natural surroundings. It is the love of nature's flora and fauna that stimulates Bill's extensive research into habitat and characteristics of his subjects. Armed with this knowledge he then commands patience most would not endure, waiting for the ultimate posture, lighting and, sometimes surprising interaction that results in some of his most outstanding photographs.
Bill's ability to anticipate action before it happens allows him to capture images that, for many, would be halfway out of the frame. The crisp clarity of his work allows those who only witness nature from a distance to realize the beauty of his specimens up close and personally. Perhaps even encouraging us to take a closer look ourselves next time we encounter nature's gifts.
It is this combination of creativity and camaraderie with nature that provides a calm and rewarding harbor for Bill. And it is his dedication in search of engaging images that will continue to provide us all with a view of nature we may not otherwise experience.
Bill has been featured and won several National and International Photo Competitions, including National Geographic International Competition, Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Canadian Geographic Magazine & 8 times been awarded Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year since 2008.