The anticipation of the magic that awaits me is just inside the aviary gates. Some days I am enchanted with the lively, vibrant and spirited theatrics on display. Other days, it’s a quiet tenderness, vulnerability and fragility that causes me to pause. As I quietly watch, I am witness to a shared commonality between our worlds. I am captivated by a simple gesture or a spark of personality from these feathered friends. What I see from them reveals an element of myself or the world around me.


These images were made at the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City.