Nature Art Gallery presents, "Wildlife Portraits" photography by Keith Kennedy

Yellow Warbler, Male

Yellow Warbler, Male

Great Hermit, Female

Great Hermit, Female

The Nature Art Gallery in Raleigh presents, "Wildlife Portraits" photography by Keith Kennedy, December 1, 2018 - January 27, 2019.

Keith's wildlife portraits are fine quality images and the show continues on through January. Kennedy is a recently retired entomologist who has been pursuing wildlife photography for over 10 years. The Nature Art Gallery is located in the Museum Store at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

Keith Kennedy Photography

Keith is a recently retired entomologist who has been pursuing wildlife and nature photography for over 10 years. His images have appeared in national publications such as Nature’s Best, Natural History, BioScience, Audubon, and Outside Magazine. Recently, one of his images was chosen to be included in a wildlife photography exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC. Other notable published images include the cover of the Entomological Society of America ‘s World of Insects calendar and numerous images selected for the North American Nature Photographers Association annual photo contest and published in their Impressions magazine.

Keith and his wife Sharon recently relocated to Raleigh from Wisconsin where they lived for 30 years.

Artist’s Statement.

As a biologist, I was trained to pay attention to detail. This instilled both an aesthetic and technical appreciation of the less obvious details of many animal species. It has heavily influenced my wildlife photography approach by which distracting elements of the background and/or environment are de-emphasized through composition. By consciously selecting a viewpoint that provides a clean and visually pleasing background, the subject and its details become more evident. I use this style in all my animal portraits. I have found that when people view the images, many are amazed to see details of an animal that they had previously overlooked. That is my measure of success.