VAIL - For the third year, an exhibition by local photographer Roxanne Granzow will be on display in the community room at the town of Vail Public Library. Today through Feb. 15, bison, bear, elk, eagles, polar bears, and penguins in their natural environments will be on view in this expansive exhibition of her work. Granzow is among the first to photograph the Spirit Bear (a subspecies of the American Black Bear living in the central and north coast of British Columbia, Canada) in the wild and this rare image will also be on view.
From the Arctic to Antarctic, and Yellowstone to Africa, "The Wild" exhibit is comprised of a multitude of images captured by Granzow during her travel adventures. The diversity of these lands and the animals that inhabit them is represented through the body of images currently on display. First hand, she sees the importance of wildlife photographers and how they bring the plights of animals in need to the attention of the public.
Granzow grew up on Long Island, New York. She has always had a passion for animals and photography. She first attended school for marine biology, but decided photography would allow her to observe animals of the entire world, rather than restrict her to the shores alone. In the mid-'70s, Granzow moved to Vail and since then she has been all over the word photographing wildlife. She photographs outdoors in the wild, so she can experience animals in their natural environments.
Granzow's passion for photography transcends to educating young people about her travel experiences. She hopes by viewing her photographs, people will have a better appreciation for animals, and the part they play here on earth.
Join the artist at a slide presentation Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the community room of Vail's Public Library to learn of her adventures and wildlife photography. There will be a reception with the artist immediately following the presentation. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information visit www.vaillibrary.com.