Research Attorney Escapes The Grind Through Nature Photography

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

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Hamilton's photography has earned him recognition too. One of his bear photos was published in the Sierra Club magazine in 2011, and he was among 30 finalists in a National Geographic Traveler magazine competition for a photo of a descending egret he took in Florida.

"I sell some prints at arts-and-craft fairs or through word of mouth," Hamilton said. "I'm sort of the photography guy in the office. If people are looking to buy a camera, they seek me out to tell them the pros and cons of equipment. Or they'll ask me about a good trip to take or what time of the year to take it."

In October 2012, Hamilton traveled to Costa Rica to photograph hummingbirds, tropical birds, red-eye tree frogs and other animals in the rain forest. After hitting it off with a tour guide who enjoyed his images, Hamilton was invited to lead an 11-day tour next November with about six other photographers.

It will be an opportunity for Hamilton to share some of his knowledge while enjoying more time in the outdoors surrounded by the wild.

"It's like meditation and relaxation for me," said Hamilton. "Sometimes I spend hours outdoors and never get pictures of anything. But it's calm and peaceful. You get away from the distractions and bombardment of civilization. It refreshes you." •

To view more of Gary Hamilton's photography, visit www.garyhamiltonphotos.com.

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