Juvenile Red-Tail Hawk in Flight
a leaping liftoff. The most common hawk in Southern
California, and one of the most beautiful.
– Andy House
of riparian grasses bordering the Wildlife Lake.
– Bonnie Blake
the brown grasses of a late-summer field. A fascinating
fact – owl’s eyes don’t move in their sockets so they must
rotate their heads to look around.
– Melissa Teller
About Amanda Thompson
When Amanda arrived on planet Earth, she instinctively knew that she needed mountains, oceans, wild rivers and everything that came with them (fabulous creatures of every sort), but none of that was available in the endlessly flat, land-locked city where she was born. Some of her earliest memories are of sitting cross-legged on the floor at her grandparent’s house with a slew of National Geographic magazines scattered around her, completely absorbed in the photos of exotic places and adventures she inherently craved to experience. So early on, she wanted to “be” National Geographic. Much of her life has been a journey to fulfill that dream. Not by being an employee of National Graphic, but by striving to embody and experience what those so-loved images represented and stirred in her as a child.
Today, after a few career path explorations, not much has changed with her life passions. Amanda’s photography is her voice. Her images are a tribute to the magnificence of all life on planet Earth. At the core of her being—and the driving force for her photography—is an aching need to make a positive contribution to the world, and a heart-splitting protest to what most humans are doing to it. Amanda’s hope is that her photographs penetrate deep; to a place that triggers joy, recalls pain, and impels humane, decisive action.
For more information, visit www.amandathompson-photo.com.
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