My first experiences with animals was in my backyard in New Jersey. Yes, it’s true -we bordered the woods, and in those woods were racoons, deer, possum, skunks, and a host of birds, and all of them visited the yard at some point in time, including a black bear once.  It’s where I learned to love animals and their antics. I moved away a long time ago, and many of the animals did too, sadly as the woods disappeared with housing. But my love for animals hasn’t waned. I don’t call myself a wildlife photographer, but as a nature photographer, I can’t help but spend time exploring and experiencing animals when I get the opportunity.

Brenda Tharp Photographs birds, behavior, action, wildlife, animals.