The intricate coastlines of the Eastern Shore of Maryland are infused with incredible wildlife and magical happenings that can only be experienced when you know where to go, and how to inhabit this area like a local.
That’s where this guy comes in. Eric Werner is a licensed Falconer and Wildlife Expert on a mission.
He created his company, Eastern Shore Experience, to provide a high-end, living life classroom for children, as well as adults, of the unique area, the Eastern Shore of Maryland. These enjoyable and educational experiences are undeniably one-of-a-kind and are only available because of Eric Werner’s long life experiences and know-how of local wildlife, customs, industries, foods and so much more.
The most popular tour experience is during the Fall months when he captures and trains red-tail hawks in an ancient sport called Falconry. Falconry is not a sport the way you or I may think of a sport. It’s more of a life-long learning process and dedication to a particular kind of lifestyle.
These beautiful birds are brilliant and have been trained for thousands of years to work with hunters in the field. Now Eric has created a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the Eastern Shore’s top predators.
Eric shares all of his incredible adventures not only in person but through his unique storytelling abilities on his blog. You can learn all about the adventures of trapping, hunting, and the infamous Falconry demonstrations that he hosts each Fall to awe-inspired crowds on the Eastern Shore.
Needless to say, I was more than honored to capture brand photography of a Falconry demonstration for Eastern Shore Experience’s marketing and website. I have always been drawn towards high-energy happy go lucky people. I have always gotten more excited about being out in nature and capturing the natural beauty over setting up studio lights and being inside to force light for a photograph.
My love for adventure and exploration have allowed me to find my place behind the lens almost effortlessly. But it all started with this man. Yes, he’s the founder of Eastern Shore Experience. But he is so much more than that to me. He is my father.
Being a photographer has given me such a great blessing to be able to intimately step into other peoples lives and capture their genuine humanity. Only recently though have a come to the realization that my truest to mission is to work solely with socially conscious and environmentally friendly brands and individuals. Though I have been creating my business on my own for six years now, it is this man who has taught me from the beginning what matters most in life:
Always keep exploring. Don’t be afraid to try new things and remember you are only a part of this beautiful circle of life.
Now, thanks to the values he has instilled in me, I am bringing these morals and values into my creative work. If you’re ever in Maryland, I hope you take the time to seek this man out. He will drop everything to be a friend, to talk to a stranger, to connect to another human. He will stop at nothing to share his passion for animals and our planet. And I hope one day his passion rubs off on us all… it’s definitely rubbed off on his daughter!!
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