Posted on Jul 07, 2017
Bonnie BlockBonnie Block, local nature photographer extraordinaire, survived a recent hippo attack and was ready with her presentation after just barely returning from Botswana. She is a self-taught photographer whose love for taking photos began with a camera her parents bought for her when she was a girl. After retiring from working in the meat department for Town and Country Markets, she shared that she has always had a very strong animal background, “even cutting them up.” Bonnie thrilled us with her slides of animals and talks about the elements that make a photographic shot special such as textures and light, creating a dramatic effect and most importantly to make an emotional connection with the viewer. In the photo Bonnie stands before her photograph, which is the National Audubon Society’s 2016 Grand Prize Winner and is showcased at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.