For this study of some of the world's most beautiful birds and of their vanishing habitats, photographer Rosalie Winard has traveled America taking pictures of the large birds of the wetlands, from Florida to California, Louisiana to North Dakota. The great blue heron, the white ibis, the snowy egret and many more are featured.
Rosalee Winard has spent the last thirty years enamored with wetland birds. She received a bachelor's degree in natural history, with a specialization in ornithology and ethology. Winard worked for the National Science Foundation censusing bird populations in Florida before being led to documentary film, video art, and finally photography. Winard's award winning images have appeared in numerous publications including "Artforum," "The New York Times," "Forbes," and" Le Monde" and are in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Library of Congress.