Bill Marchel: Springtime through the lens
It can be a difficult time for the wildlife photographer because seldom does one have the chance to chase more than one species at a time.
BRAINERD — For a wildlife photographer, springtime is a busy period. All sorts of exciting activities are taking place outdoors. Old Man Winter was less than anxious to relinquish his grip on Minnesota this season, but warm spring days have finally arrived.
Birds of various colors and sizes migrate into central Minnesota — much to our delight. Some species stay and nest here, others move northward to raise young. And it’s not just birds that attract the nature photographer’s eye. Mammals, especially the young of the year, are photo targets, too.
But it can be a difficult time for the wildlife photographer, because seldom does one have the chance to chase more than one species at a time. What subject do we pursue on any given day, or at what time?
I guess, in reality, it's a good problem to have.
The images on this page are some of my springtime favorites.
BILL MARCHEL is a wildlife and outdoors photographer and writer whose work appears in many regional and national publications as well as the Brainerd Dispatch. He may be reached at email@example.com. You also can visit his website at BillMARCHEL.com.