Wings of Light
DESCRIPTIONDuring breeding seasons in Florida, Great Egrets build their nests on trees to prevent predators' attacks. Their high positions provide an excellent opportunity for me to photograph them with the sunlight shining through the wings from behind. On a May morning in 2020, these young Great Egrets were getting ready to learn how to fly. The young ones can fly at about seven weeks of age, but usually, they don't leave the rookery until 10-12 weeks old.
AUTHORFenqiang Liu began studying drawing while attending middle school in China. During college, he took an interest in photography. After finishing his BA degree in Chinese literature, Fenqiang worked as a cameraman for geographic educational videos. He later came to the United States to obtain his MFA in Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. After graduation, Fenqiang worked as a computer animator and motion graphic designer. He and his wife later opened a business that provides behavior analysis services for children with autism. In recent years, Fenqiang has devoted his time to nature and wildlife photography and won multiple awards from international photo contests.
Fenqiang’s cultural influence from both the East and the West, his artistic background, and his photography mastery allow him to express his thoughts and emotions in a unique style.