Happy Birthday, Bernie Friel

This past week, UIG contributing photographer Bernard Friel celebrated his 91st birthday.  We wanted to wish Bernie a very Happy Birthday as he gets ready for yet another outdoor adventure.  That’s right, even at 91 Bernie refuses to slow down and continues to shoot and provide high-quality and relevant images for an ever-changing marketplace.

Bernie specializes in nature and wildlife subjects, with a focus on the Western United States.  His travels and photo shoots over the past five decades include canoeing, rafting and climbing adventures.  His stunning landscapes of the American West feature imagery from more than 30 national and state parks and refuges.

Bernie is a former board member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and is also a member of the International Society of Aviation Photographers.  His photography and adventure travels recently led to his induction into the prestigious Explorers Club. Thank you Bernie for being an inspiration to so many and best of luck in your travels this September!

All photos by Bernard Friel.

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