Situated near Tampa Bay, Florida, Simon Bolyn is an award winning and published bird photographer. He supports conservation efforts in North America and donates the use of his photos to organizations and avian rehabilitation centers in order to promote the protection of various species and their environment across Canada and the United States.
His has been regularly featured in Canadian Geographic, Canada’s premier publication by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Other accolades include magazines and calendars internationally, many wins and honorable mentions in international competitions as well as participated in juried art fairs and exhibitions. I have also proudly been asked to be a key note speaker for non-profit groups discussing my photography work and the technical aspect behind it.
My ultimate goal in avian photography is to capture “intimate” portraits of birds with unique expressions that show their intelligence and hopefully an intensity that captures your attention. This is why I try to study an individual over the course of at least a couple of months, as it is necessary to properly understand a creature’s traits, mannerisms and character.
This long term process helps me to choose how best to present an individual species in my work, hoping that in turn it brings a much clearer appreciation for the environment we share.