Serene water. A tranquil beach. The slowly-rising sun turning the even, calm darkness into light. These are the ingredients that make for an epic shoot for Kelley Luikey. The sky and the sand start to come alive while she stays still, laying in the mud and muck capturing the subtle moments of birds starting out their day.
With patience, planning, and a willingness to get dirty, Kelley shares intimate looks at some of our planet's most precious animals and helps protect their habitat and their way of life.
“[With SmugMug] it’s really easy for my customers and it’s evolved into enough print sales that it’s become my full-time job.”
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This lens is my love story.
Anniversary trip to Negril, Jamaica
This lens embraces the weird.
This is Gourdon, and he's just one of the many funny faces captured by my faithful camera. I treasure these moments that allow me to be creative and let the weirdness out to play.
This lens captures what we cannot see.
I love taking long exposures because my lens can capture more than I can't see with my bare eyes. It collects all the light that's there and creates this beautiful image.
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Photo by Kelley Luikey