Short Eared Owl (Asio flammeus) #ShotOnNikon by #RachelBigsby
For weeks I have tried to capture “the perfect shot” of my local Short Eared Owls and the hard work has been rewarded on two occasions this month. Yesterday’s afternoon flight was against a cold back drop of mist and fog that had not yet passed from the morning.
My priority as a wildlife photographer is to respect the wildlife I am capturing. Sometimes, this means missing the perfect shot or having to remain at a respectable, safe distance for the wildlife. I want to capture images that are very natural, therefore it is crucial to not cause any disturbances to the subject which may lead to unnecessary, distressed and defensive behaviours to be displayed.
I aspire to play a significant role in the production of natural history documentaries that highlight the importance of conservation and the protection of our planet by raising awareness against plastic pollution, poaching, environmental damages and climate change. I hope to continue in the footsteps of those that inspire me to create content that is both entertaining and educational to capture an audience with the beauty of the natural world and simultaneously ignite a determination for conservation, for I believe that there is no time like now to save our Planet Earth.
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