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Providence Show Seminar: Iceland Land of Midnight Sun with Shawn Carey

November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am



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November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Hunt's Photo, Providence
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All Skill Levels Welcome
Photographer Shawn Carey
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Iceland abounds in natural splendor: Waterfalls and glaciers, panoramic views, and otherworldly landscapes. It is a land of Northern Lights and midnight sun. And it is the realm of one of the world’s most charming and iconic bird: the Atlantic Puffin.

But Iceland is home to much more. During the summer months, Iceland’s round-the-clock sunlight draws in a panoply of birds: Razorbills and guillemots, phalaropes and godwits, plovers and terns, all accompany the puffins in nesting frenzy. Come along with wildlife photographer and Mass Audubon instructor Shawn Carey as he shares images, and stories from his journey spent on two Icelandic islands. We will visit Grimsey Island, the northern most inhabited island off the mainland of Iceland. For bird photographers and bird watchers looking for a great place to view and photograph nesting seabirds that call this island home during the summer this is a place you want to visit.

From Grimsey we will travel to the island of Flatey, a real hidden gem for bird photographers and bird watchers alike. Most people pass through Flatey (via ferry service out of Stykkisholmur) on their way to the well-known Latrabjarg bird cliffs to see Atlantic Puffins and Razorbills. However, for those that have or take the time to explore Flatey you will find a small island that offers some very good photographic opportunities, especially for Black Guillemot, Red-necked Phalarope and Common Redshank just to name a few.

If you are planning a birding or bird photography trip to Iceland, I would add Grimsey and Flatey island to your travel itinerary. Both are enjoyable places to spend a few days.

About Shawn Carey (Migration Productions) produce bird/wildlife related Multi-media Presentations, videos and photo workshops that have been presented all over the United States. Shawn moved from his home in Pennsylvania to Massachusetts in 1986 and started watching birds in 1988. Already with an interest in photography and now birds Shawn began to combine the two in 1991. By 1994 he and good friend Jim Grady started Migration Productions as a way to present their multi-image slide presentations to a live audience. Migration Productions have been presenting programs to natural history, birding organizations and camera clubs since 1994. (Mass Audubon, Eastern Mass Hawk Watch, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and countless others.) Migration Productions offers the finest quality bird/wildlife programs with stunning photographs, video, sound tracks, and interviews with many people involved with bird watching and natural history topics. Shawn’s photos have been published in the Boston Globe, New York Times, Mass Audubon Sanctuary magazine, Science magazine, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary magazine and many others over the last 20+ years. In 1997 he started teaching bird photography workshops (Fundamentals of Bird Photography) for the Massachusetts Audubon and is an instructor for Summer Fields Schools on Cape Cod for Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.


November 4, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Hunt’s Photo, Providence
66 Branch Ave
Providence, RI 02904 United States
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(401) 751-5190

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