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Longtime bird watcher and photographer Tim Johnson wants to visit a place very soon. The tour leader of the Salem Audubon Society sets his binoculars on the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge as well as the scope to see its forests, wetlands and fields in search of rare bird species.
He will look for the curved break of a whimbrel, the speckled coat of a black bellied plover or the small white and brown bosy of a solitary sandpiper. Tim told that every once in a while, one would see something rare. In Spring, there is a mass migration of shore-birds and that is quite cool.
Some birds are not down for long, but it is really very neat to watch them stopping over. This migration coincides with spring opening of Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex that includes close to Salem places of William L. Finley, Basket Slough and Ankeny.
Shut in big part since late autumn to offer migrating birds’ winter sanctuary, including the endangered bird species – dusky Canada geese, all 3 opened for public in full from 1st April. Jock Beall, who is a biologist at Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex, told that the the vast majority of interior regions open up for around unrestricted walking. The birds become a whole lot more tolerant of people during spring. This time people could get a lot closer to them. This is also the best time for photography.
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The Department of Parks and Community Renewal and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announce the Wildlife Photography Contest 2013 at Mountainside’s Trailside Nature and Science Center. Amateur photographers, starting from age 6, are invited to enter their photographs of wild species in their natural habitat.
One person can submit maximum of two pictures, but only pictures of wildlife species native to the US are eligible for submission. Pictures of pets or domestic animals or exotic wildlife species will not be considered in the list. All pictures should be unframed, un-matted and 5” x 7” color prints or black and white. Pictures must be submitted by 12th April, Friday.
Linda Carter, the Freeholder Chairman told that wild animals are challenging photographic subjects and the Wildlife Photography Contest is a great opportunity for people of all ages to put their skills to the test and attempt to capture animals in their natural habitat.
Photographs in the Wildlife Photography Contest will be judged by professional and local photographers. Prizes will be handed in each of 3 age groups: 6 – 11 years, 12 – 17, and 18 above, based on composition, originality, artistic merit and technical excellence.
Winners will be declared on 28th April, Sunday, during Trailside’s Wild Earth Fest. All snaps will be showcased at Trailside’s Visitor Center through 24th May.
The photography of Sergei Gaschak offers an unimaginable look at the animal life inside – the zone. This is region of Belarus and Ukraine which has officially been closed off to human habitation after Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe that took place in the year 1986. Utilizing camera traps to take pictures mechanically, and at the same time taking pictures personally, Sergei has caught what just few have been able to watch with their very own eyes – and this is the magnificent diversity of wild species that roam within the zone.
One of the 1st rescuers on the nuclear disaster site, Sergei has devoted many years to capture the pictures of owls, otters, lynxes as well as other wild species. In fact he has also found out the brown bear’s footprints. The exclusion region stretches for 4 around the nuclear reactor site, and includes Pripyat that was a thriving Soviet town once with around fifty thousand inhabitants but it has stayed a ghost town after the disaster.
Over 300000 people evacuated this place in the aftermath of the disaster, and just a few hundred obstinate pensioners have came back, daring government bans regarding settlement inside the zone.
At the time of nuclear disaster, there were just few wild species living in the area near the nuclear plant. After humans moved out of the region in the wake of the catastrophe, wild mammals appeared in the place and thrived. While the animals showed high levels of radiation, still they appear normal. But there were no three-headed deer or giant wolves.
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Last summer, Jason Berryman read an article on 100Cameras, which is a program to give cameras to the impoverished. After few months Jason Berryman as well as his students of photography at the Topeka West High School got enough money to buy a camera which was sent to India to empower a youth.
The 100Cameras program started in NYC by 4 women on the preface that a child could take a camera inside their own community in ways in which an outsider could not. The very first photography program happened in Sudan in late 2008. Later those photographs were displayed in an exhibit that was attended by over 80 people. By the spring of 2009, people’s interest grew and 100Cameras was incorporated. Photography events had taken place in places like New York City, Cuba and recently in India.
In 2012’s October, the team of 100cameras went to India’s Madurai to teach photography to kids at their home. They selected 15 kids and taught them how to use camera. After all the kids spent time clicking pictures in their own community. Later those pictures were sold to 100Cameras; more importantly the community served with their fund and medical aid.
Berryman came to know about the project and talked about the idea of raising US$ 500 to take part in Adopt-A-Camera program. The program lets one kid living in repressed community to take part in 100Cameras photography education program.
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