Birds like you have never seen them

I came across some unique and beautiful photography today, from the lens of Bob Croslin.

Bob CroslinBob Croslin, “Cedar Waxwing”

Croslin starting taking portraits of injured birds at a local bird sanctuary in Florida.

Bob CroslinBob Croslin, “White Pelican”

Every Wednesday I would show up and photograph a bird or two never knowing what kind of bird and if I’d even come away with an image. I’d set up lights and a back drop and cross my fingers. Birds, like humans, don’t like to be in a new environment and would immediately run for the exit. Add a camera and several lights and inevitably we were corralling birds – no easy feat because several of the birds were still flighted. I can’t count how many times I was told by a sanctuary volunteer that there was no way I’d be able to photograph a particular bird – especially the shore birds. Every time I’d make an image that would blow them away. Nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in me. – Photographer Bob Croslin

Bob CroslinBob Croslin, “Yellow Crowned Night Heron”

Croslin was, in his own words, a “punk rock kid” who discovered a love for photography.  Floating around without a definite goal, he ended up at the University of Florida, majoring in Journalism.  This is where he really fell in love with telling stories with a camera.

His photos have a surreal quality, making you want to study them closer.  They do draw you in to the tale.  See more of his work on his website: http://www.bobcroslin.com/

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