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Axel Hildebrandt

About Axel Hildebrandt:
I started photographing relatively early with a B/W film camera in East Germany but did not seriously begin to get into wildlife photography before I moved from Germany to the U.S. in the late 1990s. I lived near a wetland area in Western Massachusetts and was surrounded by wildlife, mainly birds I was not familiar with. After getting a digital SLR camera and long lenses, bird photography became a passion of mine and I have been taking pictures of birds ever since in many places and I go through a lot of effort to find new places and sometime rare species, including pelagic trips.

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