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Bay’s wild western shoreline featured in BNP photo exhibit

Bay’s wild western shoreline featured in BNP photo exhibit

Bay’s wild western shoreline featured in BNP photo exhibit

One of Constance Mier’s stunning photographs of birds and other wildlife in Biscayne Bay.

Constance Mier’s stunning photographs of birds and other wild parts of Biscayne Bay are featured in the latest show in Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery, 9700 SW 328 St., nine miles east of Homestead.

The show, which features several dozen images, all taken in Biscayne Bay from a canoe, runs through Sunday, June 1. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

“The perspective — down close to water level — is just one aspect of what makes these photographs so beautiful,” said the gallery coordinator, Park Ranger Gary Bremen. “Add in great composition, innovative use of natural light and insightful labeling, and this is an exhibit folks won’t want to miss.”

Mier is a wildlife and nature photographer who derives inspiration from her canoe explorations of the wilderness. Living in Miami, she easily can access Biscayne Bay and the Everglades. As a result, her photographs offer a rare glimpse of these beautiful wilderness areas, as seen from a canoe. Her images can be seen on her website at www.ConstanceMierPhotography.com.

Biscayne Bay’s Wild Western Shoreline is part of the park’s Community Artists Program, started in 1997 as an outlet for the works of artists who are inspired by the beauty of Biscayne National Park. The program is made possible by the South Florida National Parks Trust through the generosity of Sedano’s Supermarkets and the Miami-Dade County Division of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Additionally, this show is being promoted through the Miami-Dade County Regulatory and Economics Resources Department, sponsors of Baynanza 2014.

For more details about the exhibit, visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/bisc or contact park ranger Gary Bremen at 305-230-1144, ext. 007.

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