Peter R. Cavanagh
Photo: Arthur Glauberman
Peter Cavanagh is a Pacific Northwest photographer who specializes in photographing birds in flight. His interest in bird flight originates from his love of nature, his professional training in biomechanics, his background as an instrument-rated private pilot, and his passion for photography. He is guest curator of the Exhibit How Birds Fly currently at the Seattle Museum of Flight. Many of the photographs on this site were taken on Lopez Island, WA in the Salish Sea’s San Juan archipelago where Peter and his wife, artist Ann Vandervelde, spend much of their time. Peter has also travelled widely in pursuit of interesting birds including trips to Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Japan, the Galapagos Islands, the Netherlands, Patagonia, and Iceland. His work has won awards in the US and Canada and has been featured by the Audubon Society, the American Ornithological Union, and can be seen in the permanent collection on board the new Washington State Ferry, the Samish. His new book How Birds Fly will be published in 2016.
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