Relatively new to wildlife photography I got my start in 2012 after accidentally wandering too close to a Northern Goshawk’s nest. When I realized my error I turned to retreat and the protective Goshawk swooped my head, making contact, twice. I left with superficial wounds on my head and a deep reverence for the power and protective nature of this female Goshawk. Four years later, in 2016, I have studied and developed a better understanding of nature, wildlife and photography. I have photographed wildlife in several different US states, including Alaska, and recently traveled to Africa. I have spent countless hours in makeshift blinds watching and photographing Wood Ducks in NY and Peregrine Falcons at a natural cliff eyrie in PA. I am passionate about observing and photographing wildlife on its terms, wild, unaltered and undisturbed.

State/Province/Region: NY

Country: US

In Your Bag

Cameras: Canon 7D II Canon 1DX Canon 1DX II

Lenses: Canon 500mm IS II Canon 100-400mm IS II Canon 100mm IS macro Canon 24-105mm IS

Accessories: Canon 1.4x III teleconverter Canon 2.0x III teleconverter Canon ND filters (variety)

Featured Photos by Teri Franzen

Your Favorite Places Gallery

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Assignment #269: Wide-Angle Close-Ups

Assignment #268: Close To Home 

Assignment #267: Iconic Locations

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