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Scott Buckel


Scott has been a nature photographer for over 20 years and full time for the last two years. He is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Scott’s work has appeared in a number of natural history books and magazines, and has been represented by two fine art galleries in Southern California. He participated in the Coastal Bend Wildlife Contest in 2011 and several of his images were selected as winners.
When he is not photographing the Upper Texas Coast, he teaches private classes on Photoshop, photography and digital asset management. Visit www.ScottBuckel.com and www.ScottBuckelPhoto.com to learn more about Scott.

What’s in the bag?

Scott carries a Nikon D700 and D300S cameras. His lenses include the Nikon 500mm, the Nikon 300mm, and the Nikon 200-400 for the majority of his wildlife images. He also uses zoom lenses from covering the range of 14mm to 300mm for his non-wildlife photography. All of these lenses are supported by either the Wimberley gimbal head or Really Right Stuff ballheads and Gitzo 1325 carbon fiber tripod.

Upcoming Events

April 2017
April 7 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Scott Buckel on this unique experience on Galveston Bay to photograph birds in flight from a boat. One of the best ways to learn to photograph birds in flight is to practice and this trip will provide a great opportunity to do that. The number of birds, Brown Pelicans in particular, is amazing, providing many photo opportunities as they come and go from the islands. Within Galveston Bay there are man-made islands where a large numbers of breeding birds…

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April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drive your own car to Galveston Island State Park for a delightful, natural experience. Scott will introduce you to photographing wildlife from a kayak. Enjoy paddling in a provided kayak while slowly exploring the marshes of Galveston Island State Park, one of the area’s premier ecological jewels. This 2,000-acre public park offers a multitude of habitats that support a wide variety of birds like herons, egrets, Roseate Spoonbills, shorebirds and possible overhead raptors like ospreys looking for prey. The kayaks…

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April 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Sky King Falconry and Kathy Adams Clark to photograph various captive raptors and other trained birds in natural settings. This is a great opportunity to see and photograph these birds as you would need to work for years to capture these images in the wild. Sky King Falconry will pose raptors in natural settings and possibly fly the birds while discussing the behavior of the birds. Sky Kings Falconry is dedicated to education and wildlife preservation. Every year their…

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