Unparalleled Joy – a Photographic Big Year
In 2016, Laura Keene embarked upon a year-long journey with a goal of seeing and photographing as many species of birds in the American Birding Association area as possible. During a year that got completely and utterly out of hand, she broke Neil Hayward’s 2013 ABA mark and set a new ABA standard, photographing 792 species.
On a personal level, 2016 was a year of unparalleled joy and fulfillment. In this presentation Laura shares her motivations for doing a big year, and the adventures involved as she started Jan 1 in Victoria, BC, and traveled to each corner of the ABA area, from the lush beauty of Hawaii to the vast wilderness of Alaska. She will share the joy of her journeys – the sights, the people, the wildlife – as she lived her Big Year dream, immersed in the healing power of birding. Presentation will start after announcements.