Glen Spicer, a regular contributor to The Messenger’s editorial section, has published his second book, “Reelfoot Lake — Wildlife Portraits.”
Inspired by his passion for wildlife photography, Spicer has compiled a collection of photographs of the animals, birds and reptiles that call Reelfoot Lake home.
“It has always been my pleasure to enjoy the wildlife that inhabits the 17,000 acres of water, the islands and the surrounding area that makes up Reelfoot Lake,” he said.
“Once, I was a part of the great number of hunters that come every year to hunt ducks and geese. But I soon found more enjoyment in shooting with my camera than with a shotgun and a long camera lens replaced a gun’s long barrel,” he added.
In his book, he strives to convey the beauty and uniqueness of the wildlife of Reelfoot Lake and the adjacent area, which consists of wildlife reserves, farmland, wetlands and even back yards. Readers will see in its pages what keeps people coming back to this area, whether armed with a shotgun, binoculars or a camera.
From eagles to osprey, owls to hawks, hummingbirds to coyotes and snakes to bats, the book is sure to have something for every animal lover.
“Reelfoot Lake — Wildlife Portraits” is currently being offered for sale at gift shops, stores and motels around the lake. A special edition of the book will be sold by the Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council, with purchases helping fund the organization in its promotion of Reelfoot Lake.
The book may also be purchased directly from the author by calling (731) 796-7273, from Amazon.com or by visiting www.createspace.com/4115408.
Published in The Messenger 2.21.13