Exhibition “Wilderness of the Patuxent”

New Zealand nature and wildlife Photographer Graeme Simpson will exhibit his photographs at the Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, the Hollingsworth Art Gallery, November 3rd to 30th, 2018.
All framed photos will be donated to the Friends of the Patuxent;.

Patuxent NWR
The exhibit “Wilderness of the Patuxent” portrays Graeme’s perspective of what one may see walking the nature trails in all four seasons, captures views of the wetland, forest, and pond areas of the refuge. Featured images include a wide variety of forest and waterbirds, butterflies,  beaver, and White tail deer in their natural habitat.

Living in the Greenbelt Maryland area, Graeme has observed that  individual birds such as the Herons and Egrets  also visit other  local wetland habitats looking for food.

Graeme has been amazed to find such abundant wildlife  wetland forest habitat so close to the densely populated areas of Maryland and Washington DC.  The Patuxent Research Refuge is the largest of the US Wildlife Research centers and also hosts a wide variety of recreational activities beside hunting and fishing.

Conservation and Wildlife Refuges embrace tourism partnerships
Tourism partnerships to fund nature research refuges are showing positive results around the world, especially in Australia and New Zealand. These include tourism ventures to encourage additional funding into refuges. In these challenging times I hope the  Department of Interior develops promising ideas to maintain the fantastic network of  wildlife  Refuges across the United States.

Photographer History Profile

New Zealander, photographer Graeme Simpson came to the United States in 2010 with his American wife, to start an exciting photography adventure visiting National, State, and urban parks.  US photographers have shared their favorite locations with him capturing fauna and flora especially birding adventures!

Graeme started his career in the 1970’s at the New Zealand Government’s National Publicity Studios / National Film Unit. Created to document and promote the country the department included, artists, exhibition production units, film production units, photographic labs, media units, journalists and photographers supporting all government agencies.He traveled the North and South Islands capturing landscapes, fauna, flora, to promote the country’s tourism; as well as press, science, and publicity assignments. These photo archive collections are in use today at Te Papa National Museum, National Library, and National Archives. Graeme still  contributes digital images relating to New Zealand connections in the US such as the Brown Kiwi birds at American zoos and documentation of the ANZAC WII memorial dawn services held in Washington DC.

Article published in  the Greenbelt News review about Graeme and exhibit awareness; page one and page 16

My Talk
Horned Grebe; Panel 6 No 4
Elusive Barred Owl; panel 1 No 1
Trees in Spring; panel 1 No 2
Male Orchard Oriole; panel1 No 3
Goldenrod landscape; panel 1 No 4
Egret in ballet pose; Panel 1 No 5
 Revees Pond; Panel 1 No 6
Lily and rain drops; panel 1 No 7
Prickly Pear; Panel 1 No 8
Wood Duck family Panel No 9
Redington lake; panel 1 No 10
A male Wood Duck; Panel 1 No 11
American Painted lady; Panel 2 No 1
Female Turkey; Panel 2 No 2
The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail; Panel 2 No 3
The Osprey at Cash Lake; Panel 2 No 5
Zebra Swallowtail; Panel 2 No 6
Clouded Sulphur Butterfly; Panel 2 No 4
Pipevine swallowtail ; Panel 2 No 7
Great Egret; Panel 2 No 8
Swallowtail and Bluebells; Panel 2 No 9
Beaver; Panel 3 No 1
Groundhog; Panel 3 No 2
Beaver on the Trail; Panel 3 No 3
Fawn at South Tract; Panel 3 No 4
Northern Water Snake; Panel 3 No 5
White Tail Stag; Panel 3 No 6
Red Fox; Panel 3 No 7
Virginia Bluebells; Panel 3 No 8a
Virginia Bluebells; Panel 3 No 8b
Virginia Bluebells; Panel 3 No 8c
Eastern Grey Squirrel ; Panel 3 No 9
American Toad; Panel 3 No 10
Carpenter Bee; Panel 3 No 11
Honey Bee; Panel 3 No 12
Chipmunk and Lichen; Panel 3 No 13
Trumpeter Swan; Panel 4 No1
River Oat Grass; Panel 4 No 2
3 Purple Milk Thistle; Panel 4 No 3
Trumpeter Swan; Panel 4 No 4
Ruby Throated Hummingbird; Panel 4 No 5
Merganser pond reflections; Panel 4 No 6
Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird; Panel 4 No 6
Monarch butterfly; Panel 4 No 8
Thistle and Clearwing Moth; Panel 4 No 9
Monarch and Chrysalis; Panel 4 No 10
Merganser Pond; Panel 4 No 11
Turkey family; Panel 4 No 12
Bluebird; Panel 5 No 1
Little Patuxent River; Panel 5 No 2
Brown headed Nuthatch panel 5 No 4
Tricolored Heron; Panel 5 No 4
5 Autumn Trees; Panel 5 No 5
Prothonotary Warbler; Panel 5 No 6
Pileated Woodpecker; Panel 5 No 7
A Virginia Bluebell; Panel 5 No 8
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Autumn leaves; Panel 5 No 10
Summer Tanager; Panel 5 No 11
Dark eyed Junco; Panel 6 No 1
Snow falls on Great Blue Heron; Panel 6 No 2
A Killdeer; Panel 3 No 3
Peepers Pond; Panel 6 No 5
Great Blue Heron; Panel 6 No 6
Redington lake; Panel 6 No 7
American Robin; Panel 6 No 8

A QR talk to scan with phone. Description about Photographer Graeme B Simpson and a talk about exhibited photos.

my exhibit

1 Comment

  1. Sherman Wright

    Congratulations Graeme,

    I am looking forward towards viewing your gallery; you are so inspiring to me and so many others. You are truly an Ambassador of/for the photography craft.



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