Loons are one of the North Country’s icons. Their haunting calls echoing are a highlight of
living near a pond. The chance to see them carrying their chicks on their backs is a treat.
Join us as photographer Ian Clark gives us an inside view of their lives with his presentation “An
Uncommon Look at the Common Loon.” Ian has spent more than a decade observing and photographing loons. His photos capture the stunning beauty and grace of these alluring birds. Ian’s presentation will show them courting, defending their territory, feeding and raising their chicks. The presentation is set up in PowerPoint, with live narration. It runs an hour, more or less,
depending upon questions.
Ian spent many years operating commercial photo labs and tackling technical photographic
problems, including a stint as the Manager of the Photographic Section at NASA’s Langley
Research Center. He has a B.S. from the Rochester Institute of Technology and did his master’s
work at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He has
been a news stringer off and on since 1975. For many years, he has traveled extensively to
photograph railroads, focusing on our remaining steam locomotives. Locally, he’s best known
for his sports photos in the local papers. In 2018, he was accepted as a Juried Member of the
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and the Vermont Handcrafters.