Dara Carleton’s striking color photographs of local wildlife surround the viewer in this exhibition at The Putney Public Library. Taken with a zoom lens on site from her kayak or on her wanderings in the woods, images of a mink, a pair of nesting great blue herons, a black bear, bald eagles or the close up face of a raccoon all surprise and enchant.
Dara Carleton is based in Brookline, Vermont. Most of her photographs are taken within a one hour drive from her cabin, but much of what she photographs can be found on the Connecticut River, home to many bald eagles and their nests.
Carleton says, “Immersing myself in nature feeds my soul. I feel completely connected to my subjects while I photograph them. Through my photography, I hope to convey that feeling and encourage everyone to explore their local surroundings.”
Dara Carleton has a BA in art and has specialized in wildlife photography for the last six years. She has exhibited her photographs locally, as well as in New Hampshire and New York. Carleton also volunteered for Audubon Vermont and New Hampshire Audubon for several years, monitoring bald eagle nests and a peregrine falcon nest. She has viewed and reported bald eagle leg bands to the government and has been able to identify seven local bald eagles that way. Most of her photographs are taken from her kayak with a hand-held Nikon d7500 and a Tamron 150-600mm lens.
The Peace of Wild Things – wildlife photographs will be on view until February, 2022 at The Putney Public Library, Main Street, Putney, Vermont.
The library is free, accessible and open to the public.
Library hours are Monday through Friday, 10:30am to 6pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm and during special events. www.daracarletonwildlifephotography.com