An invertebrate are living creatures without a backbone. The invertebrate group includes 95% of all animal species living on earth except for Vertebrata which are fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. This means that of the millions of earth animals most are invertebrate. These creatures don’t have an internal skeleton; many wear theirs on the outside as a hardened outer shell or they have a fluid-filled hydrostatic skeleton like the earth worm.
“I came to photographing insects while first photographing flowers. Sitting in the garden amongst the flowers you can’t help but see these creatures everywhere you look. One day I decided to turn the lens onto these bugs in front of me; bugs like butterflies, dragonflies, cicada, bees and other wondrous creatures. I quickly became excited by what I saw, purchased a macro lens and began to photograph the insects as well as the flowers before me. This led me to the next step in my sojourn as a photographer as I began to photograph the birds which were feeding on the insects. I still love to photograph insects and if I'm out in the wild photographing birds I still turn the lens on to unique bugs which may be flittering in front of me.”
|McIlwraith Field Naturalists - Nature London, London, Canada. McIlwraith Field Naturalists - Nature London undertakes a variety of projects to promote environmental awareness, enhance habitat and protect natural areas. Gerard is an active member of the Birding Wing and publishes his photographs in the clubs Cardinal Magazine..|
|Galleries have been organized into wings, each reflecting a different aspect or decade of Gerard's Work|
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