Mike MacLean – Revelstoke Kitchen & Café 2023
Mike MacLean Our Feathered Friends
Mon to Thurs: 11 am - 5 pm
Fri to Sun 11 am - 9 pm
Our Feathered Friends
This exhibit showcases the wildlife that I have photographed in the surrounding Peterborough area. I also photograph landscapes and nature (flowers, trees, etc.) but this exhibit concentrates on wildlife, specifically birds.
The Peterborough area is a hot bed for bird photography that includes Canada geese, great egrets, herons, eagles, numerous duck species, and much more. I prefer to photograph these birds as opposed to song birds, and try to capture a good portrait or the birds involved in some kind of action such as flying or catching food.
Hope you enjoy viewing my exhibit.
Visit my other exhibit titled: Mammals of Western Canada at:
Sustain Eco Store 418 George St. N Peterborough
Mike is a self-taught wildlife and nature photographer who started his photographic journey in the 90’s. Mike didn’t know he had a creative side until he went to school to study Cartography. Throughout his schooling and career as a Cartographer and Manager of Geomatics, he won several competitions for his map designs and logo designs, but his true passion was photography.
First experimenting in sports, weddings, fashion and wildlife, he came to a conclusion that being outdoors and photographing nature, especially large mammals is what he wanted to concentrate on. Mike studied the wildlife photography of Art Wolfe, and Franz Lanting, two of the best in the world of wildlife photography, constantly comparing and trying to improve. He realized that to get better you had to be your own worst critic. Also, it helps to get off the couch and be there.
Now retired from the daily grind, Mike is devoting his days to full-time photography.
Retirement. What does that mean?
Front cover Nature Photographer, Alberta Tourism, Kawartha Lakes Tourism, Tabletop book titled Kawarthas Nature, Ontario Call Centre newsletter, and various calendars.
- First, 2nd and 3rd in a sports photo competition.
- Two images made it to the final edit of the prestigious Audubon Calendar
- First place in the Goats photo competition. Awarded by Viewbug
- Top shot award 2022 from Viewbug (fashion)
- Gem Award from Viewbug (rocky mountain bighorns)