ABOUT DOC ELLEN
I have been a licensed veterinarian in NC since 1993 - mostly as a primary care equine doctor. After a serious accident in 2007, I took up photography in 2010 for the physical therapy it provided me. I could no longer practice veterinary medicine with the horses but I could and did turn my interests to the wild and wonderful world of Jordan Lake. With my photos I could take home the day’s observations and make records of the field studies I was doing on the bald eagles, ospreys and just about anything else that caught my attention. I was once again at work with the critters.
I have been studying the eagles and ospreys as well as their bird kin and other neighbors in Wake and Chatham counties for more than 8 years. The interaction between all the species and their environment is what gives me pause, questions, and a pursuit of answers with my camera and my background as a veterinarian. Finding answers to a balanced environment is the key to a good life for humans and birds both. I hope my studies and my sharing of what I have learned will take us a step forward in our understanding and appreciation of all of nature here in NC. In that pursuit, my photography covers birds large and small, resident and migrant, as I find them within their daily lives.
You can see my photo print gallery at http://www.dreamingsongsphotos.com doc ellen's fine art photography