"Most days I wear camouflage to work."––Lisa Loucks-Christenson/Wildlife Photographer, Filmmaker, Author, and Illustrator
I study and document Minnesota's wildlife; insects to apex predators, all weather, all seasons.
I photograph nature and wildlife as I discover it. I'm always writing notes, sketching, drawing, painting, or shooting stills or digital films of what I see during my field time visits, or even later, from my photos.
I love writing books and creating art, making shorts, animations and films. I've spent the last 40+ years of my life as a professional outdoor photographer, writing articles and reports, creating documentaries.
I sell my art, cards, paintings, books, e-books, photos, at Peacock Books & Wildlife Art and Silver Lake Books, Old Country Cross Christian Books. When I'm not in the field, I'm usually working on putting together a book, organizing photos, or working at one of my stores. I speak to audiences of all sizes and share the beauty of God's creation.
Jeremiah 33:3 "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not." KJV This verse still speaks to my heart, and my life's work revolves around His words, because He really has shown me these things.
I shoot all weather through every season. I know, in part, the struggles for survival our wildlife experiences in our climate because I've walked alongside them, covering their stories as flash floods surrounded us; walked through the same blinding blizzards that came out of nowhere; I've had to trust angels for safety when a wild animal encounters happened that I wasn't expecting.
I study how wildlife species co-exists, I love learning about their relationships between each other, how they alert each other to other creatures' presences, how the different species play and interact together, how they outsmart or get caught and eaten by their predators, how they escape their prey.
I film and document these kinds of wildlife stories. When I'm at one of the bookstores, I love to share stories about the wildlife I study. I talk about their births, family life, struggles, first years, migrations, and their lives as I followed them during their existence while here, and sometimes, sadly, their deaths. I believe we all have a story to share. ––Lisa Loucks-Christenson /Wildlife Photographer, Filmmaker, Author and Illustrator.