Friday, May 3, 2013

Book Review: William L Finley: Photographer and Conservationist by Denise & Daniel Ankele

Title: William L Finley: Photographer and Conservationist
Author: Denise & Daniel Ankele
Publisher: Ankele Publishing, LLC
ISBN: B005DL27W0
Release Date: July 19, 2011
Pages: 66
Genre: Photography
Format: ebook
Source: Kindle

Amazon: WILLIAM L. FINLEY Art Book contain 55+ Photographic reproductions of birds, elk and self-portraits with title, date and interesting facts page below.
Book includes Table of Contents, thumbnail gallery and is formatted for all Kindle readers and Tablets (use rotate and/or zoom feature on landscape/horizontal images for optimal viewing).

BORN: August 9, 1876 in Santa Clara, California.
DIED: June 29, 1953 in Portland, Oregon

MOVEMENT: Wildlife Photography and Conservation

§ The William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge is named in his honor.
§ Finley and his associate, Herman T. Bohlman’s photographic work in the Lower Klamath Lake and Tule Lake, prompted President Theodore Roosevelt to set aside federal land as bird reservations.
§ In 1906, Finley was elected the second president of the Oregon Audubon Society.
§ In 1911, he joined the Governor’s office serving as Fish and Game commissioner.
§ Finley wrote books, founded the Oregon Sportsman magazine, and made motion pictures for wildlife conservation.

What a wonderful book showing some great nature photos in black and white. It was amazing how he made himself fit into nature to take the photos. This was way before time lapse photography.

This interesting fact is that I had no idea that he was born in Santa Clara, CA. I will definitely be checking into that , since it’s about 6 miles away. It would be interesting to see what local history says about him.

In book format this would be a wonderful “coffee table” book.

Reading Challenges:
101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge
150+ Reading Challenge for 2013
2013 E-Book Reading Challenge
Let Me Count the Ways Reading Challenge
2013 A-Z Reading Challenge
2013 Read-A-Latte Challenge
2013 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

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