About the Photographer - Carolyn Copper
I bring uncommon skill and perspective to photographic art. I’m a retired US Environmental Protection Agency executive with 25 years of federal government service. I hold a PhD in social psychology, a certificate in Nature and Landscape photography, and I'm a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitation Professional. I’m a member of Professional Photographers of America, American Photographic Artists, the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association and the International Council of Wildlife Rehabilitators. I'm a proud supporter of faith organizations, wildlife organizations, and conservation leaders.
I'm an advocate for ethics in photography. You are assured that the nature and wildlife portraits I offer to you were taken without manipulation, harassment, or damage to natural settings or wildlife.
Photography is a second career for me, but I’ve been taking photographs all my life. On my first trip abroad in 1986 to the Soviet Union (we now call Russia) I shot some of my greatest photos with a film camera. I used a film camera on a 1993 trip to Great Britain where I shot spectacular cathedrals in Cambridge. A framed image of one of those cathedrals still hangs in my home today and remains among the finest of my signature photographs. Many of the scenes shot in earlier times no longer exist, but the memories, experiences, and times live forever through photographs. That’s the gift of photography. It preserves and retains, forever, what moves and inspires us. It reminds us of how far we’ve come, what the world holds for us, and it sets us on our path.
As my portfolio reveals, I'm dedicated to raptors; but all wildlife, including our loved domestic animal companions, have a hold in my heart. This photography is a labor of love.