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Behind the Camera
Dominique Braud is a nature and wildlife photographer specializing in wildlife and landscapes of Minnesota. A native of France, he moved to the United States in 1980. His photography has been published in such publications as National Wildlife, National Geographic World, Birder’s World and Outdoor Photographer, and he has authored over seventy articles about nature and photography in regional, national and international magazines. His book, Minnesota Wildlife Impressions, was published by Farcountry Press in 2008.
Following up on Heart of Winter, this is Dominique’s second photo feature for Agate. Here, he returns to celebrate spring in Minnesota, with images that take us through the season from its earliest, most tentative beginnings. Says Dom, “The nature photographer in me relishes this all-too-brief season; spring is sensory overload. There is just too much to marvel at, see and photograph, in too short a time.” He travels widely, but especially favors the wetlands and forests of state and regional parks in Dakota, Washington and Wright Counties. “Water draws me like a magnet,” he notes.
Please check out more of his stunning images on his website.
The theme for Relishing Spring was composed and recorded by Joe Gorka. Joe is a student at the University of WI, Madison, where math and computer science compete for his attention with piano and guitar.