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Dedicated to Noble

Posted on Apr 4, 2016

Water Babies
An Exhibition by William Burt
March 11 – June 5, 2016

Burt’s photographic exhibit will be featured at RTPI from March 11– June 5, 2016. His book, also entitled Water Babies, is currently for sale in RTPI’s Nature Store. For 40 years, photographer William Burt has chased after the birds few people see: first rails, then bitterns, nightjars, and other skulkers – and now these, elusive creatures of a very different kind: theWater Babies. They are the subjects of his new book, and a new exhibition to be featured at RTPI. As in Burt’s earlier exhibitions, Water Babies showcases a selection of the best works featured in the book of the same title.  It features 40 museum-quality photographic prints and accompanying materials.


The exhibition is beautifully dedicated to Noble Proctor, one of Roger Tory Peterson’s dearest friends and protégées. Even Peterson considered Noble one of the greatest naturalists alive – quite a compliment coming from the master himself! Noble was not only the consummate student of the natural world, he was also its most passionate advocate. Noble was everyone’s teacher – always willing to share his vast knowledge with a smile and a personal touch, he inspired hundreds of his students to be the best they could ever be. Noble was a true teacher, a true inspiration and above all a true friend, and we miss him.

For more information on the exhibit and the artist see this page or www.williamburt.com.