As long as I can remember I have marvelled at the beauty and mystery of nature. As a child, swamps and forests consumed me with their fantastic variety of wildlife: reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals etc. Canoeing, hiking, camping, fishing and hunting, kept me happily outdoors in natural surroundings.
I always had an interest in photography but in 2007 I started spending a lot more of my time carrying a camera. In no time at all, bird and nature photography became everything to me. My passion for hunting and fishing was replaced with a camera and attempting to get that near perfect photo image.
Most of my photo subjects come from my home area of Ottawa Ontario, as well Newfoundland, Canada. For the past ten winters I have photographer Snowy Owls in every imaginable environment. I have also traveled to Alaska for grizzly bears, Costa Rica for tropical birds and recently to Iceland for the magnificent scenery and waterfalls.
As for other interests, my wife Marion and I are avid long distance runners and enjoy physical fitness. Staying in good physical condition is definitely an asset when it comes to fully enjoying the outdoors.
Thank you again for visiting my site and I hope you enjoyed viewing and sharing my appreciation of birds and nature.
© Rick Dobson - Bird and Nature Photography