Heather L. Orkis is a  local photographer from Townsend, Delaware, her passion is wildlife photography, mainly DUCKS.   Heather is a self-taught photographer and always willing to teach others.  When she is not out looking for and shooting the local birds and animals,  she works a full-time job as a Flight Paramedic.  Heather has been involved in public service for 20 years, starting her career as a firefighter and then putting herself through paramedic school while raising two kids and working three jobs. Heather’s husband and two adult children are all paramedics.   Photography is a way for Heather to decompress,  she uses the solitude of lying in a duck blind for hours as a way of relaxation and self-reflection.  Recently, Heather was awarded her first International Photography Silver Medal in the 85th Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography 2018.   Heather can be found every year at the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland along with other accomplished photographer peers.  Find her on Facebook/Instagram.  Please feel free to reach out to her.

 

Silver Medal winner in the 85th Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography 2018

Featured front page of News-Journal

USA Today

Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge, fact sheet for US Congress 

Delmarva Outdoor Expo

CrowFest, Kennedyville, Maryland

The Easton Waterfowl Festival, Easton, Maryland 

Art on the Green, Old New Castle, Delaware 

North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland

Townsend Fire Company Annual Holiday Fair, Townsend, Delaware

Lo-Del Art Festival, Georgetown, Delaware

Delaware Sportsman Show, Cheswold, Delaware

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or if you are interested in a canvas.  302.893.3636 or email at [email protected] 

 

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“Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, and live like its heaven on earth.”

Mark Twain