Located in northwest Louisiana, the Red River National Wildlife Refuge is a nature photographer's dream come true. Headquarters Unit, nestled along the Red River south of Bossier City, features 650 acres of public access, including the scenic oxbow Lake Caroline, over 5 miles of hiking trails and a brand new $3.2 million Visitor Center with a Nature Center bookstore. Thirty minutes south and across the river is the Bayou Pierre Unit, consisting of several large tracts, including the public accessible Yates Tract along the Red River. Other Units farther south include Spanish Lake Lowlands near Powhattan bisected by I-49, and the very beautiful and scenic Lower Cane Unit below Natchitoches.
The images featured in this collection were all taken at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge by nature photographer Ronnie Maum. These images, as well as those of other photographers, will be featured at the John F. Magale Memorial Library Art Exhibit, located in Shreveport, Louisiana at Centenary College of Louisiana. The exhibit runs from June 1, 2012 through August 31, 2012 during regular library hours.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Friends of Red River National Wildlife Refuge, a non-profit friends group dedicated to supporting and promoting the refuge. Images at the exhibit are available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Friends group.
Images (along with matts, glass and frames) may also be purchased on this site through Zenfolio.
For more insight and discussion about each image in this collection, from the photographer's point of view, check out Ronnie's photoblog website (www.ronniemaum.com).
Enjoy the images, visit the exhibit, and most of all visit and support your Red River National Wildlife Refuge.

Nonchalant Nutria

Nonchalant Nutria

Widow Dragon

Widow Dragon

Spotted Dragon

Spotted Dragon

Summer Gold

Summer Gold

Swallowtail on the Chocolate Trail

Swallowtail on the Chocolate Trail

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

Red-eye Flight

Red-eye Flight

The Illusionist

The Illusionist

Plum Pretty

Plum Pretty

Hydraulic PTO (Pelican Take Off)

Hydraulic PTO (Pelican Take Off)

Harrier Stare

Harrier Stare

Sedge on the Hedge

Sedge on the Hedge

Spoonbill Gossip

Spoonbill Gossip

Harrier Drone

Harrier Drone

The Traveler

The Traveler

Three Piece Suit

Three Piece Suit

The Birdwalk

The Birdwalk

Southbound

Southbound

Festive Dragon

Festive Dragon

The Mallards

The Mallards