May 10, 2012 Program – Dubai with Robert Palmer

Rob is a naturalist who has been involved with animals since he was very young. He has always had a passion for birds of prey, and has pursued that passion throughout his adult life. In college, he spent numerous hours studying the nesting territories of prairie falcons in Northeastern Colorado, and additional time researching screech owls nesting along the Boulder Creek trail in the center of Boulder, Colorado.

Rob taught life science and biology for seven years in the late eighties and early nineties. Since that time, he has spent most of his free time studying raptors and refining his photography techniques.

 Photography has also always been a part of Rob’s life. He began taking pictures with a Polaroid black and white camera when he was twelve, then quickly moved on to a 35 mm SLR. His first SLR was a Kowa. In high school he became the school’s photographer and was able to use the school’s Pentax cameras. The basics in photography have stuck with him.  Rob shoots all Canon Digital with lenses up to 500 mm.

Rob has many awards and publications to his credit including featured covers of Birders World, Living Bird, American Falconry, National Wildlife Magazine. He has published 2 books and is the principle photographer for three others. A highlight of 2008 was winning Image of the Year from the Photographic Society or America.

 

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