Beginning in June, the National Center for Nature Photography will host Rick Lieder’s “Wild Light,” 90-plus images of the stunning and diverse beauty of Midwest nature, including his filmmaking for National Geographic's "Creatures of Light".

Using minimal equipment and boundless vision and patience, Lieder shoots active portraits of finches and fireflies, fawns and swans, to show the intimate world of the animals and birds that live all around us, in our parks, ponds and backyards.

Lieder’s nature photography is featured in a series of stunning picture books—STEP GENTLY OUT, SWEEP UP THE SUN, AMONG A THOUSAND FIREFLIES, and the just-released WAKE UP!—with poetry by Helen Frost. He is working on a new book exploring the lives of Sandhill cranes.

Come and enjoy the beauty of “Wild Light” at the National Center for Nature Photography.

The Center is located at Secor Metropark, at 10001 West Central Ave (US-20), outside Toledo in Berkey, OH, just 5 minutes West of US-23. About an hour-long drive from Ann Arbor.

Secor Metropark map
Thursday, May 4th from 4 to 5pm, we'll be signing our books,
including our latest, WAKE UP!, at Kids Ink Bookstore in Indianapolis.

I'll be giving a drawing away with every book.
More info

Wake-Up Cover
25 Apr 2017 | 2 Comments | Birds »
The angle between two wings:
Nesting Great Egrets & Blue Herons

Egret
Great White Egret | Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron | Ardea herodias
WAKE UP! book signing:

Saturday, April 8th, 2017, 1-4pm.
Book Beat: Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237
20% of all purchases go to the Sierra Club.


Wake-Up Book Cover

Some of the drawings I'll be giving away at my book signing for WAKE UP!

Signing-Drawings
The world is wide awake — are you?

Here's the trailer for my next book with Helen Frost, Wake Up!

From a starred review in KIRKUS:
Lieder again demonstrates that he is not only a master of catching light where it falls,
but capturing intimate moments only the most patient of observers would notice.
His latest jaw-dropping images reveal with preternatural acumen details subtle
as the shadow of a praying mantis on a peony petal, feathers lining a tree swallow's nest,
and the tiniest of "newly hatched" cellar spiders dancing on a blade of grass, as Frost notes
"New life is everywhere — / open your eyes."