Nature photographer Connie Mier told her admirers at a recent reception and lecture hosted by the Marco Island Historical Society that she “loves taking pictures of birds,” and she certainly works hard to get them. Along with a large assortment of cameras and lenses, Mier has found one other piece of equipment equally indispensable for her photographs—her canoe.
Mier often spends days at a time exploring pristine estuaries in the Everglades, Biscayne Bayand other areas in Southern Florida by canoe, camping whenever necessary so as to capture just the right shot. As a result, her photographs offer unusual and rarely seen glimpses of nature—birds, clouds, mangrove landscapes–at its best.
Wild and Remote: Photographing South Florida by Canoe will be on display at the Marco Island Historical Museum through July 26. The Museum is located at 180 South Heathwood Drive. For more information, call 239-389-6447 or visit www.theMIHS.org.