Photographer Jennifer Packard's new book shows a birds-eye view of nature and nurture through the lens of compassion and humanity.
Enraptured by Raptors is a book inspired by a Red-shouldered hawk family that finds their way into the hearts of an urban community in the midst of uncertain times. But more is revealed than just the hatchlings. Nature is a panacea for what ails us and brings us closer to the core of our existence.
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In our disrupted times, the neighborhood hawk family reminds us that life goes on — and that we’re all in this together.
Smithsonian Historian Emerita
With emotion and intimacy, Jennifer Packard's Enraptured by Raptors gives not only a snapshot in time of birds in the wild, but a deeply personal and resonant account of the lives of a very different but kindred species.
Conservation Lands Foundation
Packard weaves her and others’ experiences using photos, interviews and thoughtfully-penned field notes, into an endearing, informative read.
Jennifer Packard is a Washington, D.C.-based photographer who has had work published in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Washingtonian, The (Louisiana) Advocate, and others. Previously, she served as a Public Affairs Officer in the Navy Reserves, and has also employed photography as a rehabilitative tool working with homeless women and at-risk youths.
In her spare time, she volunteers her skills as Tregaron Conservancy's official photographer.
See more of Jennifer's work at jenpackard.com
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