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Snowy Owl: A Visual Natural History with Author and Photographer Paul Bannick

January 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Howard County Conservancy welcomes award-winning author and photographer Paul Bannick for a presentation on one of his new books, Snowy Owl: A Visual Natural History, virtually on Zoom. We invite you to join us as Paul shares a rare intimate look into the life history of one of North America’s most charismatic birds, the Snowy Owl. This species captures our imagination and fascinates us with their beauty, yet they remain one of the least understood owls in the world. Paul will delve more deeply into a species covered more generally in his past books and presentations, and will share all new images. This 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, learn about this beautiful bird and ask Paul your most pressing owl questions! $10 per login. Click here for the event flyer. 


This program is sponsored by The Howard County Bird Club


About the Book: 

Snowy Owl: A Visual Natural History, published by Mountaineers Books, is a stunning, visual exploration into the life of the mysterious Arctic Owl—one of the world’s most beloved and striking creatures. Paul Bannick delves into the natural history of these owls, providing a comprehensive yet accessible look at where and how they live, including their preferred habitat and seasonal migrations, hunting and breeding behavior, and how they nest and raise their young. Paul’s images are complemented by his narrative, which includes evocative passages about his time in the field observing and photographing Snowy Owls. He also highlights what each of us can do to protect the Snowy and its habitat. Few of us will be lucky enough to ever see a Snowy Owl in the wild, but Paul’s stories and images offer a vivid, intimate, and memorable look at these enigmatic birds. 

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. 

Be sure to follow Paul on Facebook or Instagram for his latest events and publications!

Interested in purchasing Paul’s books? 

Order a signed copy of Paul’s new books today: 

“If your average picture is worth a thousand words, a Paul Bannick wildlife photograph is worth 20,000… I have yet to encounter one who better captures the magic and beauty of the natural world. I was absolutely blown away by his two recent books — Snowy Owl and Great Gray Owl. No tame, game-farm birds in these spectacular collections or in any of Bannick’s work. He immerses himself in the wild and brings his viewers and readers along with him.” 

— Ted Williams, award winning wildlife journalist


January 21, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the event. If a program is canceled by the Conservancy, participants will be notified and offered a refund. All other program fees are non-refundable and support educational programs at the Conservancy. Organized groups may not be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.


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