Quest for Eagles: Wildlife Photography from Brattleboro & Beyond

Less than a week away! View the raptors and wildlife of Brattleboro through photographic images at the Brooks Memorial Library from February 26th through March 22nd. Photographs, by Dara Carleton Wildlife Photography, will include bald eagles, ospreys, cormorants, songbirds, small critters, and waterfowl images all taken within a 30-minute drive from Brattleboro. Come view the bald eagles and wildlife that’s right in your backyard! Opening reception will be Wednesday February 27th from 5-7pm.

My fascination with Bald Eagles started with a trip to Alaska in 2016. The trip was for my husband’s birthday, but I gained a gift along the way too. The diverse wildlife was breathtaking, and sparked a new excitement for me. I brought my new appreciation for nature back home to Vermont, and rekindled my passion for photography.

I grabbed my camera and started to kayak along the Connecticut River. I was able to photograph the eagles, their nests, their young, and even identified a few through images of their leg bands. I was on a quest for eagles with my camera and kayak, and I haven’t stopped since.

While observing the eagles, I started to become familiar with other raptors and birds in the areas I visited. My photography studio has now become the rivers, ponds, and lakes that dot the landscape of New England.

The photographs in this collection were captured in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. All the locations are within a 30-minute drive of Brattleboro, Vermont. I hope these images will entice people to go outside, explore, and gain a new appreciation for the wildlife in our area.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Dara Carleton has a degree in fine art, and a background in painting and photography. Over the years, she was commissioned to do several murals in Massachusetts and South Carolina, has exhibited in several galleries in MA and NY, and recently participated in a group exhibit at the Vermont Center for Photography. Dara now resides in Brookline, VT, with her husband, kayak, & camera.

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