Peter R. Cavanagh

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 was guest curator of the Exhibit How Birds Fly 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. 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 Washington State Ferry, the Samish. Peter’s images have been included three times in the Audubon Top 100 Bird Photographs. His new book 100 Flying Birds: A Photographer’s Notebook will be published in 2020.


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