About the Book
Because of its critical physical position for bird migration out of Europe and Asia to Africa in the fall and back again in the spring, the Danube Delta attracts ornithologists and wildlife photographers from throughout the world. I took the photos that appear in this book during August and September of 2015 while touring and birding in the Delta. This wetland provides critical refuge for several globally threatened species. It is home to 325 bird species, 43 species of mammals, and 135 species of fish. 70% of the world’s white pelican population and 60% of the world’s pygmy cormorants are resident in the Wetland. May this photo journal serve to preserve, at least digitally, a few of these bird species.
Since a first solo trip from the United States to Jamaica as a teenager, I have lived in Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East and traveled in many other countries. Photography is the medium I choose to share my deep appreciation of nature and a lifelong fascination with all the varied facets that characterize and differentiate humans.