Most of Dick Manlin's photographing of Bald Eagles has been in Alaska during the month of November. That is the time of year they migrate to the Haines Alaska area to feed on salmon during the late salmon run. As many as 5000 eagles may come to a three mile stretch along the Chilkat River Banks in an area where the water doesn’t freeze because of the warm spring flowing into it. During that time it is not uncommon to see as many as 10 to 15 Bald Eagles rousting in a single tree. ( also see www.baldeagles.org)
Dick Manlin has been a photographer exploring nature most of his life while an avid fisherman and hunter since his early years. Now, the outdoorsman enjoys natures beauty, observed through the lens of his camera. Having taken many trips to Alaska and Africa, Dick observed and captured photogenic moments which he shares in galleries and on this website.
In the past, he has spent most of his time in the real estate development business and filled in his spare time as the photographer for the St. Louis Zoo, the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, and in addition he was a photographer for the St. Louis Rams football team.
Along with being a photographer he is also a painter and sculptor. His work has been exhibited in many galleries and featured in several magazines. He has received numerous awards for his work.
Dick' feelings about photography are best stated in his own words~ "A moment of nature is only a moment in your mind; a photograph of that moment is forever in your mind."