“Great Gray Owl: A Visual Natural History” with Author Paul Bannick – 10/21
Conservation Northwest / Oct 06, 2020 / Events
Join us and award-winning photographer Paul Bannick for his first public presentation on his new book Great Gray Owl: A Visual Natural History on Wednesday, October 21st, at 5:00 pm via Zoom.
Conservation Northwest welcomes Paul Bannick to share a rare intimate look into the life history of one of North America’s most charismatic birds, the Great Gray Owl, a species of tremendous ecological importance whose habitat overlaps with Conservation Northwest’s program work in Northeast Washington.
In Great Gray Owl: A Visual Natural History published by Mountaineers Books, Paul explores this remarkable owl’s physical features, preferred habitat, breeding cycle and hunting strategies, as well as prey and conservation issues through several dozen never-before published images. Many of these photos feature behaviors that have rarely, if ever, been captured by cameras, having mostly only been depicted elsewhere by hand-drawn illustrations and complex descriptions. Paul intentionally sought to capture these photos when no photographic images were available. The photos complement first-hand accounts from Paul’s nearly 20 years of field observation and the latest science.
Through his presentation to the Conservation Northwest community, Paul will delve more deeply into a species previously covered more generally in his past books and presentations, as well as featuring all new images. The program combines breathtaking images, science, first-hand accounts, video and sound to inspire conservation and education and to spread awareness around the threats to these owls and what we can do to protect them.
During this Zoom event, listen in to learn about this beautiful bird and ask Paul your biggest owl questions!
About the Speaker
Paul Bannick is an award-winning author and wildlife photographer specializing in the natural history of North America with a focus on birds and habitat. Coupling his love of the outdoors with his skill as a photographer, he creates images that foster the intimacy between viewer and subject, inspiring education and conservation. When Paul is not studying and photographing wildlife, he serves as Conservation Northwest’s Major Gifts Director.
Paul’s photography won awards from several prestigious photography contests, including those hosted by Audubon Magazine and the International Conservation Photography Awards.
His work has been featured in a variety of publications from The New York Times, Audubon, Sunset, Nature’s Best Photography Magazine, Birds and Blooms, Pacific Northwest (two cover stories), Seattle Times, Alaska Air Magazine, American Way Magazine, and in many other books, magazines, parks, refuges, and other outlets in North America and Europe.
Interested in a copy of Paul’s books? Order a signed copy of Paul’s new books today:
- Great Gray Owl: A Visual Natural History
- Snowy Owl: A Visual Natural History
- And be sure to check out Paul’s other books available for purchase
Great Gray Owls and Conservation Northwest
Conservation Northwest protects, connects and restores wildlands and wildlife from the Washington Coast to the British Columbia Rockies, including in Northeast Washington, one of two areas in the state where Great Gray Owls breed. Conservation Northwest’s work supports forest restoration, fire resilience, wildfire management and the creation of wildlife corridors that strengthen the health and sustainability of the habitat that Great Gray Owls and so many other wildlife species depend on.
To attend this presentation, you must register in advance at: greatgrayowl.eventbrite.com. Upon registering you will receive a Zoom link to join the event. This event will not be recorded.