Wildlife and Nature Photographer Mike Ramy . . .
When surrounded by the images he has captured you are instantly engaged in an
up close and personal relationship with the exquisite detail and compositional skills of this master artist.
Mike displays an acute sense of lighting, environment and placement in every
picture his camera frames. His photographs freely focus on the unique expression,
composition, and movement of the diversified nature subjects he captures for us to enjoy.
It becomes apparent that he is intrigued by an innate curiosity when it involves
the beauty and inherent wonder of the natural world. Each bird, bee, animal,
or scene Mike clicks in his view finder goes through a discriminating critique,
and only after every aspect of a shot has been processed with a standard of
excellence in mind does it receive his signature of approval. This photographer
easily conveys a deeply personal love and appreciation for nature and the
environment. His ‘Nature’s Generosity’ solo gallery exhibition of over ninety works
is a testament to the dedicated focus and devotion he has for sharing his awe
and amazement of what remains out in the wild for all of us to learn from and
to help preserve for future generations.
Mike’s commitment to both environment and conservation advocacy and
education is obvious in his active participation through various photographic
contributions for such venues as The Peace River Wildlife Center of Punta Gorda,
Florida, a wildlife rehabilitation center established in 1982. Operation Migration
out of Green Lake, Wisconsin, established to re-introduce the eastern migratory
route for the almost extinct Whooping Crane population. The St Johns
Riverkeepers in Jacksonville, Florida, an independent voice that defends,
advocates, and activates others to protect and restore the St. Johns River and
connecting waterways in Florida. The South Carolina Picture Project “SCIWAY”,
an internet information highway via a website for the state which is the most
comprehensive directory for South Carolina’s Department of Tourism.
Mike is in his best form out in the field, in or on the water especially along
the rivers, lakes, and various waterways in the Southeastern USA. He is an avid
naturalist, outdoorsman, as well as a discerning guide for both novice and
professional photographers alike. He conducts an annual Spring Break
Photography Tour through the Lake George and St. Johns River tributaries
throughout the Ocala National Forest offering access to unpopulated and
unspoiled wilderness areas in his custom designed jet boat capable of getting
into remote locations where the most pristine wildlife photo opportunities exist.