Greg Lessard

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Where are you from?
I am from Middleboro, Massachusetts, USA.

Why did you want to become a Photographer?
I really enjoy going on adventures.  Photography provides me an opportunity to share my adventures with others. I love to tell stories through my photography.

Why did you choose this particular shot to be your favorite photograph?
Wildlife and nature photography deeply resonates with me.  I was inspired to make this image about ten years ago. Snowy owls are truly magnificent creatures.  They are relatively rare in my area.   After searching for them unsuccessfully for many years, I finally found this one in November of 2011. I spent approximately an hour photographing this snowy and I was hooked.   That winter, I photographed snowy owls every chance I could.  Spending so much time with the owls allowed me to develop a strong respect for them.   They are survivors.   Most of the owls that I photographed were yearlings.  They had flown thousands of miles to Massachusetts to escape the harsh winter in the arctic.  To me they are a symbol of hope for the entire natural world.  This image is called “At Attention”, because the snowy reminds me of a little soldier. You can read more about how to responsibly photograph snowy owls on my blog

Anything else you want to add?

Photography is a fantastic opportunity for us to positively shape our world. By sharing what you are passionate about, you can make a powerful impact on the future of our planet.
I lead many photography workshops. My most popular workshop is a photo tour of Acadia National Park in Maine. Check my  blog and my website to stay up to date on future workshops and classes.

Greg Lessard

 

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