If you don’t already know, Prescott Breeden of The Pawsitive Packleader and I have been putting together a pet portfolio for our new companion photography business called Packleader Photography. This joint venture was announced on Facebook a month or so ago, but a detailed annoucement will be coming soon once we officially publish our new website, hosted by the astonishing Showit.
A few weeks ago, Prescott and I spent an afternoon photographing some of the Northwest Parrots Fund’s amazing and absolutely gorgeous parrots. We had a great time getting to know each parrot as we photographed him or her, and I was amazed how each of them had his or her own unique personality. They constantly made us laugh as they stared into our lenses and revealed to us some of their quirky behaviors, such as Tillie, an Timneh African Grey, who enjoyed hanging upside down.
The Northwest Parrots Fund, founded and directed by Michael Ostrogorsky, Ph.D, is located in Seattle, WA and is a unique organization dedicated to the needs of parrots and all exotic birds. Their mission includes providing assistance and education to owners, finding long term homes when owners can no longer care for their companions, and providing emergency funds when re-homing parrots and exotic birds becomes necessary. They also work with local animal shelters and food banks to establish pet bird food banks across the Northwest.
Below is a sideshow of the parrots we photographed that day. These images are mine, but we will of course use both Prescott’s and my images in our Packleader Photography portfolio.
Below is a list of the parrots that were photographed in the sideshow:
Princess Tara: Hyacinth Macaw (Large Blue Parrot)
Roxanne: Greenwing Macaw (Red Parrot Outside)
Arua: Congo African Grey (With Red Tail)
Tillie: Timneh African Grey
Mr. Cracker: 45 Year Old Ruby Macaw (Missing Some Feathers)
Kid Kadra: Goffin’s Cockatoo (White Parrot)
Bubba Boy: Female Blue and Gold Macaw