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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018​       Highly Commended-Behaviour: Birds

Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese,  2017 Professional Photographer of the Year, Honorable Mention,  National Audubon Photography Awards

" Life is not measured by the breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

To capture a photo of a wild creature in its natural habitat and capture the connection to our own humanity and beauty is what drives me to make images.  I use my camera as a tool to "speak" for the animals and bring attention to this nearly invisible world, one which we often miss in our hectic lives rushing to and from work.   

My lifelong project is "Urban Wilderness".  I have explored Southern California, from regional parks to small urban fields looking at the survival of critters squeezed into these diminishing spaces.   For example the Red Foxes in San Pedro live on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and are squeezed between residential construction and quite literally the ocean.  Taking their photographs evoke such excitement and connection to our natural world for me.  It is such a privilege to witness and photograph.  I enjoy sharing my passion and concern through traveling and teaching Bird and Wildlife Photography.  

I am now leading workshops to Grand Teton National Park, Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico, and Africa.  I'd love for you to join me on an adventure that you will never forget.  Check out my new workshops for 2019 listed under the "Workshops" Tab.    2019 Spring Teton and Yellowstone Photo Safari, 2019 Kenya, and 2019 Bosque are now scheduled.  Check out the Workshop page for details!!  These trips sell out quickly, so sign up soon!   AND  The 2019 Africa Safari  is finally here.   I'm so excited to share the news about this amazing trip!   Take a look on my Workshop Classes page to check out this incredible trip.   In addition classes and workshops through Tuttle Cameras and California Center for Digital Arts are happening!  

                                                                     Thank you for joining me on the journey!

                                                            Karen Schuenemann, Wilderness At Heart Photography

​                                                                  Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service

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