The beauty of nature with Rob Smith

Rob Smith starts his days early. He only has a few hours before the first light of morning fades and with it the gentle lighting he prefers for his avian photography.

In a year, Smith said he drives over 30,000 miles locally, with the occasional trip to Florida, to his “secret locations” to photograph birds. He makes these trips alone. Smith said he prefers it that way as photography has always been a “lone wolf situation.” It’s just him, his camera and the birds. 

“Birds to me are like flying flowers. They’re incredibly beautiful.”

Smith’s work is on display through

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