#WhyCV Photographer Spotlight: John Humphrey
“Shooting through a window was not an option for me, so the pilot slowed the bush plane down and I opened the window to shoot…”
John T. Humphrey knows Carson Valley’s wild side inside and out, and because of that, the wildlife knows him. Over the past 40 years, JT has perfected his photography of family, military air shows, wildlife, and events. Much of his wildlife exposure is from Yellowstone National Park, working with rangers, biologists, geologists, naturalists, and researchers over a 30 year period, but in 2010 he became very aware of the wildlife happenings in Carson Valley.
While shooting, JT’s main focus is the safety and preservation of his subjects, many of which are eagles, owls, hawks, and falcons, which each bring unique considerations for their well-being. JT’s passion has always been wildlife and the outdoors. From viewing to protecting, to capturing those shots, his enjoyment comes from sharing his photos for others to see and learn from.
Included with each photo below is a story of that moment captured through JT’s lens. While reading each story you’ll feel like you ventured out on the range with him and experienced the back-lands of Carson Valley.
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